Monday, August 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Ok....well kind of....

I don't know if any of you other teachers out there are like me, but I see August as the beginning of a "new year". So with that mind-set, I decided to be ahead of the game this year and really be on top of things. Last year (my first year) was pretty rough, I was lucky to be treading water and keep my head above water. No lie. I knew I couldn't go through another year like that so I am determined to have it all together. Not just in the classroom, but everywhere in my life. Things have been super cray cray in this little world of mine and I'm ready for some order.

I started by putting together a list of monthly goals and then broke them down into attainable weekly and daily to-do's. I also created a monthly budget to keep on track financially, my weakest area fo realz, I am a compulsive shopper, it's terrible. And lastly, I redid my 101 in 1001 so I have some long-term goals, too. (Sorry if I'm boring anyone out there but I felt like I need to put this somewhere where I will feel accountable about it).

So without further ado, Nicole's August Goals:

* have quiet time & pray every day
* get 7-8 hours of sleep every night
* workout at least 3 times a week
* be moved, unpacked, and organized (more on this later)
* stick to budget
* have wedding details 100% complete (only 33 days to go!!)
* finish season 3 of Sons of Anarchy (season 4 premeires sept. 6th, i am obsessed!!)
* invest in fall wardrobe staples (like a fitted navy blazer...and yes, i did include clothes in my budget ;) )
* for my classroom: clean out room, start over, be organized; have first 2-3 weeks planned and room decorated
* have volleyball practice routine/schedule nailed down

Not too lofty, right? Wish me luck!

And sorry for being MIA again for the past two weeks. I was out of town and busy the entire time! I had my bridal shower (which was completely amazing!!) and then I went to Washington, D.C. for a Bill of Rights workshop and then I was back in Houston hanging with my parents for a bit. Hopefully later this week I can do a shower and D.C. trip recap for y'all.

And as far as being "moved, unpacked, and organized" appears we will most likely be moved in the next week or two. We currently rent and our house was sold so it can be torn down and turned into a parking lot. The school that bought the house is working with us to find another rental house and they think they've found one. Now we just have to check it out, give it a thumbs up, and they'll move all our stuff for us. We moved into our current house in April and I never fully unpacked, too busy with school and going a million miles an hour this summer (and maybe it was a blessing in disguise since we have to move so soon). But at our next place I would love to not have a bunch of boxes hiding in closets and corners, hehe :)

Well that's all I've got for today, hope I didn't bore ya to death! Hope y'all have a wonderful week and Happy August!! :)

1 comment:

  1. you are so organized lady!
    i agree-august or the start of school does feel like a new year. this is the first year ever that i won't be going back to school, as a student or weird! i wonder if my year will feel any different! good luck with all of your goals-looks like you have a very busy month ahead of you!!


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