I had my “biggest” year blogging this year which is peculiar seeing as since I have been at my new school my blogging has been almost none. But I did (so says wordpress) write 39 posts and have the largest single readership day I’ve ever had. I don’t feel like that though. I feel more like a derelict blogger. I am some where lost in the ether. It’s not that I didn’t have anything to say, I always have something to say. It’s just that I didn’t want to. After working 10-14 hour days the only thing I wanted to do was watch the most mindless of tv.
This, though, is not a good plan. What I liked most about my old blog and even last year on this one is that I had this written representation of my years. It felt good to be able to go back and read what I was thinking and how teaching was going. I would like that now.
So, I am setting birthday resolutions (my birthday is this Friday). And I am making them public because as scary as that is it is much much more likely to make me follow through than anything else.
- I want to blog 52 times while I am 26. That could be somewhere around once a week or it could include several summer and end of second year posts.
- I want to write 10 concrete fully fleshed lesson plans by the end of this school year. I am talking about the kind you wrote in your credential program, with a learning objective and a differentiation and all of the things that being a trained teacher makes me able to do.
- I want to get in to and begin a masters program. This is a tab bit scary to tell you because if I don’t get in I will have to tell you that, too. Also, I am only applying to one program; a Masters in Educational Psychology. So it’s not like this is a guarantee. How do they feel about people with degrees in Math? And absolutely NO research experience?
- I want to get off campus more. The boarding school life has a tendency to be horrifically all encompassing and at 26 I still need social time with non-school people. Or even just not about school (which is much more my fault than anyone else’s.) I think get my masters should help with this I just need to make it a priority. Also, included in this goal is to get to Boston, New York and DC all of where I have people happy to house me for a couple of days.
- In the most classic of resolutions I want to keep going to the gym. Having a gym on campus makes this goal an easy one and I was doing a good job at the end of 25 so I think I can continue in year 26. I want to do this in order to run a 15k this summer. (yep, just put that on the internet.)
- I just bought snow boots but that’s it. I am on a clothing/ random stuff buying freeze until March. I am going to attempt two months of no clothes shopping.
Lastly, I am resolving to be happy. I am resolving not to dwell inside my mistakes but instead to revel in the successes that I am sure will come this year. I am resolving that things that upset me will slide of my back.
Because really, why shouldn’t 26 be much much more awesome than 25?
Have an outstanding New Year, I know I will.