Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2015 Resolutions Linky

Is it really almost 2015? My oh my, the time does fly when you are having fun! 20 years ago I was in high school, 10 years ago, I was a brand new teacher. It's hard to believe how quickly the time passes!

Since the New Year is upon us, I decided to link up with Jessica at Second Grade Nest for a 2015 Resolutions Linky! I definitely have some things that I would love to improve in the New Year so let's get this party started!






I would like to figure out what my "next step" is. I've been in the classroom for 10 years and I love working with children, but I am ready to move beyond that and work in a different capacity. I go back and forth with that I might do next, but with the hubby retiring from the military in a few years, I feel like I need a plan sooner rather than later! 

I would like to give more of my time to Teachers Pay Teachers. After 10 years of teaching, I have files and files of ideas that just need a bit of improvement. I'd love to start to add more to my store and dedicate more time to my creations.

I was in a great place last spring when it came to my health. I was working out 5 times a week, every morning before school. I was eating healthy and felt so good about myself. I make no excuses, but this school year has made me feel like I have zero time and as a result I have worked out less, and ate more take-out than ever before. I'm not happy with my current weight, so I MUST make time for being healthy…no excuses! 


I always want to travel. This year, it's my goal to make it to OBX (the Outer Banks in NC) at least once, a trip to Nashville to see where I was born and visit a few friends, and maybe take a couple of trips to NY. I'm already heading to NYC in January to meet up with one of my besties and see Cabaret with Emma Stone! I'd love to go to Vegas for the TpT conference too, but I'm not sure if that will fit in to my summer schedule just yet. Additionally, my hubby and I share a goal of seeing all of the MLB stadiums in our lifetime, so I'd like to visit at least one this summer, but it would be great if we could see more than that! We'll see…


If I could only visit one place in 2015, it would be OBX. We are in Virginia right now, but do not plan to stay when my hubby retires in a few years. We've been here for 4 years, but have yet to make our way to OBX so I really want to check it off of our list before we're no longer close enough to make it a day trip. 


There aren't many foods that haven't tried, but maybe this will be the year of the caviar, it's one food that I haven't been able to bring myself to try…yet! 


I want to learn to cook healthier meals. I can whip up lots of pastas, make my own sauce, and all sorts of crock pot meals, but 80% of them are not exactly healthy. I'd love to learn some new, good-tasting healthy recipes! 


Candy! I eat it ALL the time and would probably lose 5 pounds in one month if I just stayed away from the sugary goodness of candy!


Read! I have tons and tons of books waiting to be read, but I get so caught up in work most of the time, that I forget to take the time to read, which is something I really, really love to do!



Eliminating credit card debt! We really want to be debt free when my husband retires. I want everything paid off, although I know my school loans are never going anywhere! 

Most importantly, I just want to continue to be a fabulous wife to my hubby, mom to my fur babies, friend to those who have stood by me throughout the years, and teacher to my students. 



Thanks for reading all about my goals for a fabulous 2015! Be sure to head over to Second Grade Nest and see what other bloggers have planned for 2015! 
  



4 comments:

  1. I have similar goals for this year!! Maybe because we're both Rachels and that's what Rachels do! LOL! Here's to us getting it done in 2015!

    Rachel
    A Tall Drink of Water

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    1. I believe that the Rachels will definitely get it done in 2015! Happy New Year to another fabulous Rachel! :-)

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  2. Rachel,

    Congratulations on teaching for 10 years! You have great goals! Happy New Year and may 2015 be the best yet for you and your husband!

    Jenny

    The Chronicles of a Teacher

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    1. Thank you, Jenny! Happy New Year to you as well!

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