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Monday, January 2, 2012

One Little Word 2012

Wow....holiday break is over already? I really like staying up late and sleeping in so this is always a traumatic thing for me. My least favorite electronic thing? Alarm clock.....hands down.

BUT...in the spirit of new beginnings, I am going to get a very positive post out before I settle down with my laptop and get work done for school.

Farley over at Oh Boy Fourth Grade did a great post about resolutions (I don't like them either) and a new idea about committing to one little word as your mantra. I tried to do this last year with the word CREATE and felt like I did many fun creative projects. One of the things that I realized as I was taking time to craft and sew was that I was not the best time-budgeter. I always joke that either my classroom is in order OR my house. Can't be both.

In thinking about the upcoming year, I have a personal resolution (that I am keeping private--but will blog about in the future if my goal is accomplished!) but there was a need for a new overall focus. I am choosing my OLW.

BALANCE

Not balance in the literal way (although a little more success in the TREE pose would be nice) but I realize I am off balance most of the time.

Work overpowers home.

Others overpower self.

Schedules overpower health.
I live with guilt when I am not being everything for everyone. I don't want to miss my children's growing up years. How can I achieve balance? Hard work and saying "no" a little more frequently I guess. Taking the necessary time for me. Stop trying to "keep up" and not caring so much about things that don't matter. Increasing the list of things that don't matter. Setting a personal goal and not letting others sidetrack me.

Balance........

Wish me luck.

Bee the Change~

8 comments:

  1. I love your balance pictures! And that's a great word. Funny that I picked your "old" one:) take care.

    Barbara
    Grade ONEderful

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  2. Happy New Year, Lori! I love your word. You can do it. We're all cheering for you (and we could probably all use more balance).
    Kimberly
    Funky First Grade Fun

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  3. Thanks for the feedback on The Best Endings :) I'm your newest follower!

    ❤ Mor Zrihen ❤
    A Teacher's Treasure

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  4. This is a GREAT word. Love it!!! And I love the pictures, too!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

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  5. I just nominated you for the Liebster Award! Head over to my site to check it out :)

    Twins, Teaching and Tacos.

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  6. I've awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award! come on over to my blog and check it out!

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  7. I just posted about an idea for One Little Word on my blog today. I made myself a calendar. Stop on by.

    P.S Love your blog title

    Yearn to Learn Blog

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