Wow, I cannot believe how close to being done with #blogaday I am! So much has happened in this year, and I have grown as a teacher and as a person. It felt like January 9th was forever away when I started last year but now that it is right around the corner, it is crazy. Time and memories go by way too fast 😮 and I have not written down everything that happened each day, but I picked out interesting parts and have the rest locked away in my brain for the keeping.
This is post (4 of 4) for today in order to catch up for #blogaday.
While I was looking back at posts, I found this one about when I found the Traveling Teddy Bear teaching group. I thought I would re-blog it because I have just finished having Bessie in my room! Sorry for the short post, but I have written 2 before this one and am getting tired.
This is post (3 of 4) for today in order to catch up for #blogaday.
Now that it is almost January (ridiculous!), I wanted to look back on what I wrote about over this past year. I focused on the 8th of random months because that is the day that I discovered the #blogaday challenge. I will be reposting my actual FIRST post of the challenge as the LAST post of the challenge to make it come full circle. It was really interesting to reread what I had written and see the differences in the posts as time went on – #59 versus #180 versus #271 is very different. 59 is about Spring term coming soon and figuring out the change in pacing, whereas 180 is getting my job offer at Kindercare! I really enjoyed this process, and time did take in effect with technically missing some days and having to make them up by posting more than once a day – the challenge was quite open-ended so I took it as more about sitting down to post every day (if you can), but mainly making sure you get to 365 posts in the year of blogging.
Seeing the difference in length between the posts was quite interesting as well. I was really into getting all my thoughts down and flushing out what I had to say in the beginning because I had the time to write multiple paragraphs before bed. But the one in October shows more what my posts have become – very short, with a picture (maybe), and some form of emotion ha. It makes sense that you would become wary and want to just write to get out the tally for the post that day, but I can definitely see that it will be hard to stop blogging every day or feeling the need to. I will definitely blog every week or every few days because it has become part of my routine! AND I LOVE HOW IT IS AN ARCHIVE OF MY LIFE 🙂
This is post (2 of 4) for today in order to catch up for #blogaday.
Wow I can’t believe Christmas has come and gone, and my vacation is almost done – there will still be some evenings of family fun because my sister is here until mid-week and my boyfriend for New Year’s, but it won’t be the same as being able to relax and enjoy a leisurely day playing games and enjoying each other’s company.
I posted 2 today because I got caught up in Christmas and Day after Christmas antics 🙂
350 posts – woo!
I love the way my family does Christmas 🙂 it may seem over the top to some people but it is ours and it is perfect! Excited to start the festivities so it actually hits me that IT IS CHRISTMAS!
There’s always a fast way to get something done 😮 I love the smell of the food cooking all day, and the excitement of prepping the sauces and ingredients! Looking forward to it on Christmas 🙂
I still find myself excited about Christmas to the point of being restless when I try to go to sleep -It is fun to keep some of the childish joy for the holidays 🙂 I can’t believe how fast it blurs by though because it is already the Eve before Christmas Eve and the last day of work before my break!
I thought since it was almost Christmas Eve and I wrote a post on that day last year that I would bring it back as a reflection on where I have been. I still agree with this for the most part! I already talked about this with the current school I am working at, which shows that holidays are pretty similar in many different educational settings.
It is interesting to join in on someone else’s holiday traditions – whether its the different movies you watch or how they spread holiday cheer. Yesterday I went caroling with my boyfriend’s family (which was very fun!) and then I showed him one of my Christmas movies 🙂 It was a great day and really got me more in the mood!
Even though I have done lots of prep for Christmas, it hasn’t really hit me yet because I am working until the 23rd – I know next week it will start to get me excited and the kids will probably be all hyped up but it wont fully kick in until I bring my cat and presents to my parents house after work on Wednesday! I can’t believe Christmas is in less than a week 🙂 it is my favorite time of year and I can’t wait for my mind to figure it out ha.