Monday, January 2, 2012

One Little Word 2012 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. 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.


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.


Wish me luck.

Bee the Change~


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

    Grade ONEderful

  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).
    Funky First Grade Fun

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

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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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  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

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