I started a new job in the middle of September and am now teaching Kindergarten at a new school. New job, new classroom, new kiddos, new everything! I love my job. I love that I get to be an important adult in kids lives. I feel lucky that I get to teach them how to love learning. My class formed late in the year and because of that we are always trying to play catch up. Let me tell you, it is very challenging. I have been spending many, many hours at school trying to create the perfect classroom for my new little friends.
Needless to say, I have spent so much time at school that I have not been able to keep up with this blog or really anything else in my life. I have come to realize recently (over a glass of wine or two and maybe a couple of tears) that I have spent so much time working so hard in my classroom that I have neglected myself. I have stopped doing the things that I love to do, style blogging being one of them. And I'll tell you what, that was making me unhappy. I was not unhappy because of my job, but I was unhappy because I lost who I am as a person. Teaching is something I love to do, but it's not who I am. I am working towards finding a balance between school and my own life. I want to dedicate time to this blog because it brings me joy. I want to spend time with my friends. I want to make sure that I take care of not only my little ones at school, but myself as well. Teaching is such a wonderful part of my life, but so are all my other interests.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I am thankful for having such supportive friends and family that encourage me always in all of my endeavors. I hope that you (my favorite sparkles & schooldays readers) will stick with me! I may not be able to post as often as I would like because my kiddos need me too, but I WILL make sure I am posting because it brings me balance and happiness. Thank you for your support as well! It really means the world to me!