kate5kiwis: it's time for me to have time for me


“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

Saturday, October 13, 2012

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).

  • gorgeousness.
    it seems so long since the apron strings days.
  • 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


    Blogger Sharonnz said...

    Wowzer - that's plenty you've got going on there! I hear you on the self-care. Why, why, why are we no good at it?

    3:44 PM  
    Blogger skatey katie said...

    i often ask myself that very question.. i have re-written various ideas but none seem to make sense.. x

    7:56 PM  
    Blogger Sarah said...

    Katie, I can't believe I've been an imaginary friend of yours long enough to have seen your son start and then leave university. What a long, fun trip it's been :)

    Congrats on the gradjamacating and on the job-getting, and agreed on self-care - my place-move and life-moves have really taken a toll on my girlish figger.

    And Cheers! To your fans and friends and you and me! on learning how to teach and parent and lead all 21st-Century wise, all over the map, all over the globe. :)

    4:02 AM  
    Blogger skatey katie said...

    sarah.. somehow i missed your words when you originally wrote them --- thank you x

    10:30 PM  

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