Happy New Year, Friends!
It seems so crazy to me that it’s 2015!
It seems like yesterday we were all freaked out about Y2K!
I spent a quiet evening at home on New Year’s Eve.
I really enjoyed it!
I’m happy to be blogging again!
I can’t say that I’m sad to see 2014 go.
I wasn’t the best year for me.
This school year has been tough for me.
There’s been a lot of changes this year.
Most of these changes are out of my control, but
I have allowed these changes to steal my joy of teaching.
Which is why I’ve neglected this little blog of mine.
My students require more care this year than in years past.
Most nights this fall, I didn’t leave school until 6.
I had no interest in blogging or sharing what was happening in my classroom.
I cried before having to go back after Thanksgiving break, because my heart was broken.
It was broken over things that are out of my control.
It was broken because the one thing I had dreamed of doing as a little girl, was no longer enjoyable.
After Christmas, I did some praying and soul searching.
I knew I couldn’t start a new year with such a heavy heart.
I don’t want 2015 to be more of how 2014 ended.
I want JOY!
My one little word for 2015 is Joy!
I am choosing to find joy in the little things.
I am choosing to find joy in my students.
I am choosing to find joy in everything!