Monday, July 30, 2012

New {school} Year Resolutions

I am HORRIBLE with New Year's Resolutions, honestly I haven't even bothered to make them since 2005... it was just depressing to realize that I cannot commit myself to a goal.

However when I saw this great linky party I thought maybe, just maybe I would give resolutions one last chance.... maybe I will surprise myself and really follow through.  I am an adult, I can do that!

So I am linking up with Amanda at Teaching Madness with my resolutions for the upcoming {school} year.

Resolution 1: Piles, piles, and more piles... no more!  My kinder team is AMAZING and between the 3 of us copies are made well in advance throughout the year... however this means I am holding onto things for a while before I need them and my filing cabinet is not large enough to hold a whole class set of everything that is copied (since a class set for my am and pm classes is at least 40!).  I am going to do better about sorting the copies and storing them in my paper bins on my back shelf... behind a curtain and not on my desk and guided reading table!  

Resolution 2: BALANCE!!!  I say this after I have spent an entire weekend on the computer making things for school, typing blog posts, and catching up on fellow bloggers...  I have an addiction!  But my 3 kidlets need time with me and once school starts that time has to quality, because it cannot be quantity... so I am going to save blogging and work for after 8pm... the hours from 4-8 are going to be just for my fam! 

Resolution 3: Simplify, as much as I love cute and adorable things, I have to let some things go... it is okay that my write the room pictures are from years ago and not the most adorable... my kids are getting practice at the skills they need and I can go home at a decent hour!  Simplify.

Resolution 4: Have Fun!  I sometimes forget to just enjoy my job, my kids, my husband, my church callings.... etc.  I get so busy I just go into overdrive mode, I get it done but I am not enjoying myself.  Today it is raining and I put down my projects and just had fun!  I need to do that a lot more... turning 30 has made me so serious~  

Those are my resolutions... let's see if I can follow through?!?  Thanks Amanda for making me set some goals... it is good for me!


  1. Hi Mindy! Thanks for linking up! It is soooo important to strive for that balance (I think we're all always working toward it) and to stop and enjoy life before it passes us by! I know I need to be better at it. I love your true! Your link up led me here to your adorable blog and I'm your newest follower. :)

    Teaching Maddeness

  2. I am definitely with you on the balance too. I'm hoping to find that happy medium between school, family, and blogging!
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  3. I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Stop by my blog to pick it up:

  4. I am with you on bringing BALANCE to my life! Sometimes it is so easy to get carried away!


  5. I just found your blog through the linky party and we share some resolutions!

    I'm your newest follower!

    Come on by and check out my blog (and my resolutions!) =)

    Kindergarten Schmindergarten