Monday, June 11, 2018

Exciting Life Changes

   There have been some exciting changes in my life! 
(Drum roll please)
After thirty years of teaching, I have made the decision to RETIRE!!!
(I can hear all of your sighs of envy!)
It’s daunting yet liberating.
Exciting, yet scary.

I have a list of things I want to accomplish, of course, along with some exciting plans!
1)         TAKE BACK MY HOUSE!!
Be honest I’m sure that I’m not the only one who has spent most of my teaching career neglecting my house during the school year.  I always try to do SOME deep cleaning each summer and somewhat during the Christmas break.  Otherwise, it’s a lick and a promise for the most part throughout the school year.  I am SUPER excited to have time to deep-clean, purge, and organize!

2)        TAKE CARE OF ME!
It’s easy to put yourself last when working full time, taking care of family, etc.  There’s just no time or energy left for oneself.  I look so forward to leisure mornings spent reading, walking, and quiet solitude.

 I’m now part of the “sandwich” generation.  My mom is elderly, and though in good health, there are still times she needs my help.  Plus, I love spending time with my mom and look forward to more time with her!  I also have married children and grandchildren.  Times spent with them are my favorite!

It was a dream of mine to homeschool my daughters in their younger, formative years.  However, at that point in my life, it was not a viable option for us. Fast forward a few years and guess what?  I’m going to have the immense pleasure of spending that quality time with my oldest grandson who just turned five years-old.  My daughter and son-in-law have always planned for him to be homeschooled and I am so blessed that they have asked me to help out on the journey!

(See #1-5)

I am thrilled to finally have time to put thoughts to paper on my blog.  I will be including posts for the traditional classroom based on my thirty years of experience along with how to use my units from my TpT store.  I will expand my blog by including activities from our homeschooling journey.  Lastly, I want to help teachers by posting more info about how to live a frugal life (and we all know, on a teacher’s income, this is a MUST!)  Fridays will be devoted to FRUGAL FRIDAY postings.

I hope you’ll continue the ride with me.  My #1 goal is to help YOU so that your life is just a little easier and helping you have more time to do the things that are the most important to you in your personal life.

That’s just

See you soon,