26 is the new 25.

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.


Professional Goals

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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?


Personal Goals

  1. 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.
  2. 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.)
  3. 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.



1 thought on “26 is the new 25.

  1. I totally get where you’re coming from about the blog. I think about things that I should blog all the time. But at the end of the day, I end up saying “Screw it!” and going to sleep or grading. We can help keep each other accountable. And I’m right there with you about the gym. I don’t know if I’m bad ass enough to run a 15K by this summer, but I hope to at least be able to do a 5K by Spring Break. Feel free to hit me up anytime about things related to that.

    I am glad you’re BACK! And I feel like this is a great step to ENSURE that 26 is exponentially more awesome than 25.


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