“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.”
— Mitsugi Saotome
it's time for me to have time for me
it's that reflective time of the year again
having just been to the brain-melting conference --- subtitle: collaborate. innovate. educate. (i'm gonna add connect + create to those three and call it my own.)
i have decided that it's time to
lose those eight sneaky freaky kilos look after myself.
the last three months have been madness
month #1 preparing for ERO visit, ERO in classroom, great review, aftermath.
month #2 massive flood in house, carpet removal, glamping, insistence on house makeover / spring clean.
month #3 co-constructing national standards reports with students / cross-referencing to assessments, compiling student portfolios, student-led conferencing with all but two of my classkids, major crick in neck, writing cv, job interview --- i got the job! = 2 more years teaching at our skool --- secret garden overhaul, garage conversion to studio / rumpus.
all resulting in five o'clock wake-ups + manic house-clean-ups, huge crick in neck, no exercise, and general psycho behaviour.
thank the universe for the skool holidays
physio fixing my neck.
danny graduating from university with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).
writing a poetry unit + jacking up little classroom visits from real live poets.
ulearn conf. gosh i'm so inspired. there are about 150 new ideas i wanna incorporate into the classroom + i neeeeeeed to have a wee prioritise.
very, very excited that what i've been doing these past couple of years seems to be called elearning and it's all about creating collaborative + innovative spaces where we are all teachers and learners. for me, it grew out of homeskooling. who knew others would be doing the same sorta thing? and i can access a huge community at the press of a button. ha, the joke's on me.
i found my bridesmaid that i haven't seen for ten years!!!
starting again with self-care: exercise, water, food
take advantage of the early-morning wake-ups + head to the gym.
mon / wed / fri = bike (with a book) or cross-trainer
tues / thurs = weights class or step class.
drinking water, eating good food.
NO junk food
YES glass of wine at the end of the day
goal = lose five kilos by end of week six + fit my dress again.
continue with paying the kids to do end-of-week-housework rather than giving two thousand a year to a housecleaner. anti-jinx.
get back on twitter + access my PLN / VLN.
think it'll work? it'll take a miracle #movieline