So I know that I have totally failed at blogging the past year, but honestly so much has happened and time flew by. I didn't even realize how fast time was going and now it's done!
I figured it was a good time to start fresh & share with you everything that happened last year & my goals for this year. Figured I'd write and share 17 goals for this year, some of which are "real life" goals in addition to online goals. Please share with me any of your goals or resolutions for this year in the comments! I'm always so intrigued by what goals other people set themselves and it always seems to inspire me more and more.
Recap of 2016:
I met the love of my life in January (technically NYE) who has opened my eyes to so many things this past year, and is 90% of the reason that I struggled to put content on my YouTube Channel and blog, and the funniest part is he knows it! He constantly jokes about "what would you do without me? Oh probably upload more and actually write things online" so I have to forgive him. I would say the biggest struggle was once I got my teaching job, while he was still doing classes to finish his degree we would toggle between when we could see each other, and we just have a genuinely difficult time NOT seeing each other. Whenever we get the chance, we see each other and that can make it quite difficult to get anything done. But that is one thing that I'm going to work on very hard this year, balance Scott + all my other time. Hopefully he will get his full-time job in the next couple months and that will lead (eventually) to us getting an apartment. I think if we lived together I'd get more done LOL.
Other than Scott as a major accomplishment this year (ahaha) I would say another huge change is my full-time teaching job. Back in April I was hired as an assistant in a Junior Prep/Junior Kindergarten classroom at a local private school and was then hired full-time as a grade 4 teacher for this September. It's definitely been a change, that's for sure, due to the fact that technically I'm a grade 7-12 teacher of History and Geography, not a general education teacher of grade 4s! But I love my students and wouldn't change them for the world (minus their non-stop chatter - I could do with less of that aha). But coping with curriculum I never had to deal with before has been a challenge, and just trying to accomplish all the curriculum for these subjects is also challenging. I'm up to it, but I'm also still learning and having to remind myself that they are not grade 9 students and no they aren't going to get perfect on their tests (or "study" for that matter) and they are going to stumble over my instructions no matter how many times I write them or say them. But I am always going to be growing as a teacher and I have an AMAZING staff that are truly there for me, for better or for worse; good days and bad.
I think those two things were the biggest from last year, and of course are the most time consuming ones. I also ran the summer camp again this year, but did it mostly by myself with just one other girl. THAT was a challenge, but again I enjoyed it but it kept me busy all week and on the weekends Scott and I would run away to his family cottage, which I never wanted to leave. I had probably the best summer on record due to that cottage, despite buggering up my ankle to the extreme (as it still hasn't healed nearly 6 months later...). I went tubing, learned to wake board, and got my boating license so that I could drive the seadoo. Took Scott quite some time to finally launch me off the back of that sucker! He and his best friend are cray-cray and spend 90% of the time trying to launch each other from the back of the seadoo. I am not brave enough to try to launch myself or anyone else off them, I'm just happy to go from one spot to another (which Scott doesn't think is fun enough aha).
I was alright at hitting the gym this year, started to get into a groove and then when I buggered my ankle (couldn't walk for a while) it took some time to be brave enough to go. I also got quite sick with a mysterious stomach ailment (which still hasn't been diagnosed) which limited my gym visits but the upside of that was I lost about 15lbs. Fifteen pounds that I shouldn't have put back on in the last year, so good riddance! But I'm technically about 5-7lbs away from what I was in university, so I would like to get back to that, but the focus I have is toning up, so if I stay the same weight then I'm okay with that, so long as I'm more toned.
I don't think there is much else from 2016 that is noteworthy, so onto the Goals of 2017! I decided it was appropriate to list 17 goals for the year and I have them broken up into a few different categories: Online/Health/Work/Personal.
So please let me know what YOUR goals and resolutions are for this year. I'm kind of nosey like that and would love to know. Remember you don't have to wait until the new year to start them but I always find it's a good fresh start. Don't forget to hit me up on my social media!