Saturday, September 27, 2014

Happy New Year

Well, to me it is a Happy New Year!  My years go right in stride with school years!

I have so much to blog about, because so much has been going on.. but if you follow me in other social media areas, I am sure that you can figure that out :)

This year I have started my second year as Instructional Technology Specialist... and let me tell you what a wild ride this year has been already!  I am also mentoring 2 lovely brand spanking new LIFE teachers.. along with team managing Destination ImagiNation and doing all of my other odds and ends that I tend to take on!

But, this post is about my word of the year.  For the last couple of years I have tried to come up with a word that will help me get through the year.  This year is Strength

There are lots of changes going on in my world.. and I think that Strength is super appropriate for this year... not only in school, but also in my life.  So, this year I will have Strength no matter what obstacles I might have.. I can be persistent.  So, I was thinking about this year.. and decided this year I needed a song as well.  My amazing friend Todd Nesloney shared this song by Shawn McDonald.. and it is PERFECT!

I have to remind myself that no matter what might be happening in my life.. that I need to have Strength.. and stay Brave!

I know that you are all waiting for my goals for this year!
-Blog at least once a month.  I loved when I was writing weekly, but I don't know if I can even begin to make that commitment (but watch as soon as I post this blog that I start writing weekly!)
-Be aware of the the time that I am spending at school.  I haven't gotten into my groove yet for not working 12 hour days.. but hopefully that will all change this next week! I am finally to a point in school where I feel like I can leave before 6 :)
-Be better about sharing my learning this year. (some things that I am going to be working on.. Flight Curriculum.. new Tech Challenges... and lots of global collaboration!)

But.. I think my biggest goal this year is not school related at all.  I want to be caught up on bills.  I know that we all struggle.. but that is one of my biggest goals this year!

Do you have goals for this year?  Do you have a word of the year.. or a song of the year?  Looking forward to to catching back up with my blog this year!