How’s everyone’s Thursday? We’re almost to Friday which means we’ve got it made, right? I need some extra motivation tonight. Today we had Parent/Teacher Conferences at school. That means no kiddos tomorrow, but also means that I’ve pulled a twelve hour day. No fun! Kuddos to those of you who have to those kinds of shifts on a regular basis. I gotta admit-I was a little nervous about the conferences. For the last several years, I’ve only been in the library so my contact with parents has been minimal. This year I started teaching one section of government (which I love!) so I’m back in “teacher mode”. Of course, my worrying was for nothing. I have a great class, and the parents were just as nice. Isn’t crazy how much time we waste worry about nothing? Or is that just me?
Turns out one my kids is quiet the overachiever. I found out tonight that he’s been chosen as a student ambassador (second time!), and gets to spend some time in Europe this summer. So awesome! I think opportunities like that are so good for kids. Especially in my area. My district tends to have more rural and underprivileged kids so you can imagine their experiences with traveling and other cultures (even within our own country) are very slim.
I have to give Stellina credit for inspiring me today. I recently started making my own bucket list, and, when I saw her post today, I knew I wanted to share it with you all. I am a list person. I guess it’s a Type A personality thing, but I just love making lists and having the satisfaction of crossing those things off.
I know you’ve heard over and over again how important it is to write down your goals. Sorry to reiterate, but it’s definitely true. There’s something about actually putting them in writing (especially for the world to see!) that gives them validity and helps you stick to it.
So here’s mine. I’m sure I will add to it (you should never stop making goals!), but for right now these are the things I hope to do and accomplish before it’s all said and done.
1. Hike the entire Continental Divide Trail
2. Hike the entire Pacific Coast Trail
3. Become a published writer
4. Run a half-marathon
5. Ride in a century bike race
6. Visit England
7. Attend a Democratic National Convention
8. See Hilary Clinton speak
9. See Elton John in concert
10. Live in Colorado
11. Read Dr. Zhivago (Russian literature seriously intimidates me)
12. Learn a different language
13. Take yoga classes
14. Attend an Olympics
15. Be the most well-traveled person I know
There’s the beginning of the list! I’m going to start tackling as many as I can, and I’m sure it won’t be long before I think of something to add. Because after all……