I was talking to my friend last night about my year. I was reflecting and answering the question, “Why was your first year so hard?”
Well…I can talk about that for days.
All in all, I think the key to keeping happy and positive next year is to stay calm. I know when I feel low and when I feel out of control. I’m very aware of my emotions. Not to say that I’m an emotional wreck every day of my life. On normal days, I handle things pretty well. But man, this teaching thing is a huge roller coaster ride for someone like me. I mean, I got a tattoo that says Shanti! (which does help me when I feel wild, by the way).
Anyway, my goal for next year is to do several things.
1. I really want to meditate. It is a good habit and I just feel like I need it.
2. I need to….make plans of action for myself when I get in situations that I know I will be in. When certain kids are driving me up a wall or I feel low.
3. I want to be more strict on my sleep schedule. I already am! I’m in bed by 10. I always say I’m in bed by 10 on the dot…but its not true…I need to make sure I get my sleep.
Anyway, positive comments from family and friends on Tumblr helps too (= Waegen is always there with a positive comment. (=
I look forward to it all!!