Last year brought some significant projects to a close for me, and introduced some new significant projects. I successfully defended my thesis, officially graduating with a Master in Educational Administration in February. The completion of this freed up time for me to pursue other interests. I trained to successfully complete a 10K race in June, finishing with a personal best time of 1 hour 33 minutes. I successfully applied for grants to allow Oakenwald School the opportunity to have a wonderful day of activities for grades 3-6 students, fully provided by Best Buy’s Geek Squad.
In September, I signed up for two rather large time commitments – first, a commitment to the iPEC international professional energy coaching training program through my school district. This involves many layers of reading, workshops, online coaching course work, and group telephone conversations. The second time commitment involved joining the Healthy Role Models autumn challenge – a group designed for women to support each other in setting personal food, health, and physical goals and following through on them. Both iPEC and HRM continue for me in this new year.
Not being big on resolutions for the new year, I do want to put in writing what my goals continue to be:
1. more joy – at work, at home, in life – intentional planned, and spontaneous, opportunities for joy
2. better health – the HRM group helped me get better at meal planning so I felt better and more energetic at work – let the meal planning continue!
3. more opportunities – intentionally seeking out more grant opportunities for Oakenwald School to support STEM and sustainability projects.
This is a quick post, but it’s the beginning (again) of what I hoped to begin last year – more regular blogging. Happy new year, everyone!