Uninspired/Uninteresting List

Many times I sit down at my computer and think, “I should update my blog.” Then I think about what is going on in my life and I think, “I don’t have anything inspiring or interesting to share.”

In pride, I am prone to defend myself….to myself, wanting to think more of my life than what it really is. Sometimes, when it comes to blogging, I want something profound to share, something worthy of leaving a digital footprint with. I am no longer waiting for that, because I don’t think it will ever really happen. So here you go, my uninspired list of things I was going to post about but didn’t.

1. My busy December, lots of activities, a drama club production, listening to Tim Keller live, getting ready for Christmas, finishing up the semester, plus Christmas and all that entails.

2. My Christmas with the family. (I didn’t want to post about it, because they read my blog, and I don’t want them to be mad at me for my thoughts…..but they will probably wonder what I mean and ask me, and get mad anyway.)

3. Starting a new semester with the kiddos! Gotta love ’em….they’re teenagers and they are crazy, but I love them a lot….I mean a lot!

4. New Year’s Resolutions….I made them this year, because…well…I want 2012 to be different, better/amazing! One of them is to blog more….even if people don’t read it. I want/need to write and this is a great way to commit to doing it regularly.

5. My commitment to run another Half Marathon…this time with my sister and maybe my brother, if I convinced him!

6. Losing 4 pounds in 1 week last week! Yep, it took a lot of dedication and a couple of times saying no to things that called out “EAT ME” but I did it…..now if it would only happen again.

7. My most amazing/wonderful/awesome/great/cool friends that I get to hang out with all the time. (I actually think I might post about them, but we will see.)

Do you ever feel uninteresting? Do you feel like you don’t have anything to share worth hearing or reading? What do you do? Or do these things sound interesting to you and I am just crazy?

Busy, Busy, Busy

These next 3 weeks of my life are going to be pretty busy. Here’s a list to help you understand a little bit of what is going on in my life for the next month or so.

1. My 2nd year of teaching ends in 9 days. I thought surviving my first year was a feat, but somehow this year seemed a little more difficult. Every year we have to make changes and try to defeat the odds and make progress with a new group of students.

However, in the next 9 days, I need to get students caught up on all their missing work, help them finish their end of unit projects, and grade 127 projects and give a final test. (EEK!) They are having fun making them! I just have to get my classroom cleaned up after they are done!

2. Talent show- somehow I took the initiative to put on a talent show again this year. I forgot how much work it is. Not that I don’t have help, but it is still a lot of work and I have to be after school 3 days this week for afternoon rehearsals and performances. But I don’t do it for me, I do it for the kids that are extremely talented and need a chance to show it off!

3. Throwing a Bachelorette party!- One of my best friends, favorite people, and kindred spirit is getting married and I am throwing her a bachelorette party in my city and at my apartment. Great idea, except in between teaching and grading and talent showing, I need to clean my apartment so people can stay there. However, I am looking forward to hanging out and having a girls’ night out! 4. Packing and preparing to travel to Mexico for my brother’s wedding!- I am starting my summer out with bang, a vacation with my family to Mexico for a wedding. I am a tad nervous because some of my family is not as familiar with traveling and there are a lot of factors to this sort of travel. I have gotten a dress, some swim suits, and now I just need to get some essentials. I am missing some teacher workdays to go, so that means I have to have everything done before I leave. (In fact, thinking about it makes me want to stop writing this post and make a to do list.)

5. Being a maid of honor and marrying off best friend, favorite person and kindred spirit- Just a few days after returning to the US, I am in a wedding of the same beautiful friend. I have to work 1 day, then pack again and driving 3 hours to Salina, KS and witness another beautiful event.

Those are just the big things. There are a lot of little details and small things to do to get me through these next couple of weeks.

Here are 5 things that are going to get me through.
1. Caffeine!
2. The fact that I look A-mazing in my dress for Mexico and my bridesmaid dress. (60 pounds down…20ish more to go!!)
3. I get to lay on a beach in MEXICO!
4. School is almost out for the year and then I have SUMMER!!!!
5. The grace of God. I am bound to make some mistakes in the next 3 weeks, and I am going to need lots of grace!

What do you have going on in the next 3 weeks? Are you busier than me? Or am I to be jealous of you?