Although one of my favorite linky parties to read about is the Currently Linky hosted by Farley over at Oh' Boy Fourth Grade, I have never participated. I am so happy to be joining the crew. All of you veteran Currently bloggers, let me know what you think! I'm excited to join you.
So I'm listening to Pandora in my new car whenever I can! I got a CR-V this week and it syncs up with the Pandora on my phone and that is just the coolest feature I think a car could ever come up with. I am loving many other aspects of my new car, but Pandora gets an extra smile from me!
I'm absolutely, without a doubt, 100%, completely loving this summer vacation. This year was much harder than other years have been and I grew a lot as a professional this year, but it also makes me really appreciate some time for myself. I have spent time with family, caught up with friends, planned lots of fun activities, cleaned through my condo to make some donations, cooked interesting food, snuggled with my pup, and rested! I am trying to stay balanced and get a little work done, but I am so much enjoying this time for me. There is a lot to love right now.
I am thinking about all of the wonderful, relaxing things yet to come this summer (a trip to the Bahamas!!) and also keeping one foot firmly planted in my summer school students and their needs and my eyes looking toward next year and how I can prepare. I'm trying not to overdo anything this summer so I've been keeping lists (me...lists...no way!) to make sure that when summer ends, I am happy and well rested and well prepared for next year.
Because I have a tendency to focus on doing the necessary things now and relaxing later, I am wanting to make sure I make time for those wonderful activities that make me balanced and happy. Spending time with friends, eating good food, doing new activities, resting, quilting, baking, all of those things that bring me to my zen place need to find their place in my to-do list for next year!
Are you seeing a theme here? I need to make sure I stick to my promises to myself about relaxing!!
So my tips for getting that done? A little bit of work and a little bit of fun every day! It may be a little less adventurous when I plan out my fun time into a to-do list, but it makes sure that I am giving myself what I need and giving my future students what they need. 3 weeks in and I think it's been working really well so far.
What are you currently up to my fellow bloggers?