Showing posts from January 1, 2017


It was a good break and I really enjoyed myself. But do I have to go back?????? No, I'm ready. I can only sit around for so long before I start to lose my mind. So it is time to get back to work and back to schedule. I've done far too much sitting on my butt. But I have a couple of things to work through here.

Dissertation work, when to do it. I need to devote more time to this. I. Must. The thing is, if I plan to do it at night, I'm no good then. I am tired and just do not have the mental energy to do it. So I'm thinking about doing it in the morning. I always do good work in the morning when my mind is fresh. What if I got up at 4 am and dove right into working on it? I could get a solid 30-45 minutes on it every day. It's kind of like the theory of exercise, do it early and get it out of the way. I'm always fresh in the morning and do some of my best work when I first work up, so why not take advantage of that? I had this idea that I wanted to do yoga at …

1st week of the new year

It kind of didn't. I didn't have any super specific goals for this week - which was the problem - and so I guess you could say I met them. My foot was really bothering me, so I didn't go to Crossfit until Wednesday. We did take 2 road trips which were fun. I joined a teacher club, which has some great information about making teaching more manageable, I'm looking forward to getting into that more. I got some work done on my lesson plans - still a lot more to do though. I did not walk much. I did not get any dissertation work done. And I watched far, far too much TV. But I'm not upset about those things. They were conscious choices I made at the time and I really am okay with most of it. Sometimes I fell asleep and didn't plan to, but that's okay. Today will be busy though. I have Crossfit in the morning. Then I have to weigh and measure for the nutritional challenge that starts tomorrow. Then I have to go get my hair done - I'm very excited about that…

And so it begins

2017 has arrived. I went to bed last night around 10 pm and while I could hear some fireworks in the distance, it was quiet enough for everyone to sleep. That was a nice change. In Hawaii, every year I would not be able to sleep until 1 am or so. Did not miss that at all. As you can imagine, there are a number of motivation quotes appearing on Facebook this morning and I'm already snagging some of them. This one caught my eye first thing:

I think this is rather appropriate for me as this year is going to be amazing.

Then I saw this one:

I need to remember this and not let things get me down. I am Fierce!!!!

Finally, I saw this one and it really, really hit home for me:

This is the truest one of all and the one I need to remember most. I can make anything a routine, anything. And if I make it a routine, I will generally be successful at it. So boom. There is some inspiration to start the new year with. More later.......