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    5 Ways to Be Successful During the Holidays

    The holidays can be one of the most stressful times of the year for various reasons. Often, this leads to people falling “off the wagon” whether this means in regard to weight loss, the amount of money they are spending, or whatever else they are struggling with. Success comes from within, and how dedicated you are to the goal. However, there are some ways to help motivate yourself and stay on top of your goals this season. As a teacher, I stress creating your own success. This is why I’m sharing this post today on how to be successful during the holidays. ______________________________________________________________________________ DISCLAIMER: There are no affiliate links in…

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    2020 Goals

    Hi y’all, Happy New Year! I do not have a cute title for this post, simply because it is all about my goals for 2020! I am not one for setting resolutions because they are typically not achieved. Goals are something that are achievable because you outline how you’re going to reach them. 1. Say ‘No” more. I honestly am the “yes girl”. I have got to start saying no.How? I’m going to pick and choose who I spend time and put my energy into relationships that mean something. It also means saying I have other commitments. 2. Save money. My car is getting older (and more miles) and I’m…

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    Financial Planning for the New Year

    Hi y’all, Since it’s the beginning of the year, it’s time to get finances in order! I have been really thinking about my financial goals. They have changed slightly, and that’s okay!Now, please keep in mind, I am no financial expert by any means. My LONG long term goal is to buy a house. This was my original goal for this year; however, with interest rates only becoming higher, now is not the best time. However, I can keep saving my money and working toward this goal because the interest rates won’t stay this high (or even higher) for long.  In fact, if you look at patterns, major election years…

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    Planning for the New Year

    HI y’all,I’m really trying to get back into my planning kick. You see, I was always super organized when it came to school (during Undergrad and before). With real life, I find that I rarely open my planner and then miss things or have to re-organize my day based on that. I don’t like using a digital planner/calendar. I often just use them to find out when I have something (like my observations or other school important things) and then transfer it to my Day Designer by Blue Sky. Then, I make the ultimate mistake: I don’t open my planner again. I think this is happening for a few reasons:I…

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    New Year’s Goals

    Hi y’all,Happy 2019! I’ve been thinking long and hard about what my goals are for 2019. Notice, I did not use the word resolution. I dislike the word resolution because there is no means to an end with resolution; however, with a goal, you can break it down into the things you have to accomplish to reach that goal. 1. Get a puppyHow to accomplish getting a puppy?-Stay up on my savings each month-Move by Late May/Early June. 2. Be ahead with my planning for school.-Plan at least a week ahead.-Have copies made if applicable.-Plan/make copies during planning (not before or after school).-Stay organized. 3. Be fitter.-Workout 3x a week…

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    101 in 1001 Update

    Hi y’all, Here’s an update on my 101 in 1001! I managed to accomplish a few things (about 20) since I last did a check-in in July. Start: January 1, 2017 End: September 29, 2019 Professional: Finish my teaching program November 2017 Student Teach August-November 2017 Get my teaching license December 2017 Get a teaching job/contract July 2018 Pass my tests to become a teacher January 2017 Attend a professional conference Start my master’s degree Learn CPR 5.5.17 Set up a virtual file for Word Study August 2017 Copy some math handouts November 2017 Update my resume November 2017 Keep a journal during practicums  March-April 2017 Keep a journal during student teaching August-November 2017 Organize my own classroom August 2018 Google Educator…

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    Friday Five: August Goals

    Hi y’all! This week’s post is going to look a little different. Instead of doing some favorites, I’m focusing on five goals for August. 1. Limited spending. As a new teacher, I don’t get paid until the end of September so I’m in major need of budgeting. 2. Enjoy the start of my first school year. I’m really trying to think about the little memories and really participate in things. 3. Enjoy weekends. Since I have been working a majority of weekends for the past few years, I am really looking forward to enjoying weekends and doing things I want to do. 4. Wear different shoes. This is definitely different…