Sunday, January 3, 2016

Holy Moly, It's 2016!

Wow!  It has been so long (as usual) since I have blogged last!  It's actually another year - 2K16!  I've been up to quite a bit, but first would like to take a moment to glance around.  Yes, I have a new blog design thanks to the talented Megan at A Bird in Hand Designs!  This custom blog is beautiful and more than I could have imagined.  Now, let's see if I can keep up my goal to blog at least once a month...  LOL!

I'm also linking up with Farley again at Oh' Boy 4th Grade for the January "Currently" linky.  I'll share more within my post, so without further ado, here's to January!

Listening - I had heard about this TV series earlier in the fall season, but I didn't catch it due to my busy schedule.  In fact, I've DVR'd so many shows, I have 4 different complete fall seasons to watch of them.  I was in Florida over Christmas, and started watching Quantico on my laptop.  So interesting - if there is any sort of mystery or conspiracy to watch, I'm there!

Loving - My mom is the best person on this planet!  Although we tend to bicker or nag, I still love her so much and am so grateful to have her so close.  I've really enjoyed spending a lot of time with her during this break - vacationing, shopping, organizing - all of it was awesome!

Thinking - I've been pondering what my new year's goals are going to be.  This year, I want to focus on my health, my professional life, and my personal life.  I want to spend more time with the people who I care most about and less time thinking about what I can't change.  I want to increase my desire to get to know God better through study of His word.  If my focus is on Him, I can achieve all of my goals!

Wanting - Any teacher that says she doesn't want more days off is lying!  LOL!  It is so difficult to have 2 weeks off and then jump back into the work routine.  It makes you ponder how long until retirement or the possibilities of winning the lottery, right?!?!  I love breaks from work, but always feel like I need just a couple more days.

Needing - I'm currently on my 5th out of 6 courses to be able to take the principal certification exam.  I need motivation to finish and the desire to get the "extra" work done to get to the final point of the exam.  I had intentions to work on some of the work over the break, but I really needed a break!  Once I get this certification, I can start applying for positions at the district level, which is a professional goal of mine.

One Little Word - Well, not necessarily a "little" word, DETERMINATION.  This word is going to get me through this year in my personal life, my professional life, my spiritual life, my social life, etc.  It is what I need to accomplish my goals and achieve greatness this year.  What's your word?

That's it - that's my Currently January!  I have several blog ideas for this Spring, so I hope you check them out!  I may even have some video to help!  Happy New Year, and I'll be back real soon!


  1. I love Quantico!! I have been watching it all season. I am not happy that it doesn't return until March!! I love your one little word!! I think I am determined to be lazy today!! Happy New Year!!


  2. I put "one more day" as what I needed on my own CURRENTLY. Don't we ALL need more time? My district has teachers come back one day before kids. As much as I envy their extra day of relaxation, it forces me to get back into the routine a little at a time. Enjoy what little time you have left. Happy New Year! I love your blog design.

  3. I am loving Quantico as well! Hopefully your vacation was amazing, and your one little word sticks with you through the year! I need a little determination in my life as well, especially when it comes to blogging! LOL ... maybe we can keep each other accountable :) Your blog design is adorable and hopefully keeps you inspired :)

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