Small Changes Mini Goals

Change is scary. No matter how much I pretend that change is easy it really isn’t. There is a a heavy aspect of fear that hovers around change. Most of this fear revolves around how others view you and how you think you are viewed by others. It’s complicated. But change is important for many…

Writing and motivation

It may surprise some people to realise that I am an expert procrastinator. What I mean is that I avoid doing many of the things that I want to do due to any number of reasons. Things such as keeping up to date with my blogging, reading, writing, and numerous other activities. And, yes, teaching…

50 000 words written

I did it again. I spent this month writing 50 000 words for NaNoWriMo. 50 000 words. 30 days. Unlimited plot holes and mixed up timelines.

Things I Learned Yesterday…

I have a bucket list. In fact, I have several bucket lists scattered around on bits of papers and in half written journals. Doesn’t everyone? For the longest time my bucket list was pretty average. Go travelling, write a novel (I’m working on it) learn how to do a handstand (still working on that one…

The One When I Had a Sick Day

Note: This is just a quick blog so I don’t fall behind. Next week will be a better post. Sorry for not blogging on Monday but I had to have a sick day. I woke at four with a blinding headache which I quickly recognised as a migraine. I couldn’t turn my head without the…

What are my goals? Classroom Edition

As week three hits I’m already well into deciding what goals I have for myself and my students. These are not to be confused with the goals I have for my self care and looking after myself – rather, these are with regard to my students. The ones that I see in front of me…

SDCC 2015 A Brief Series of Highlights

I went to San Diego on my school break. Mainly for the purposes of Comic Con. Yes, that Comic Con – there were lots of lines, lots of coffee and lots of amazing sights to see. Going on this trek is almost like a pilgrimage but it’s more like a chance for me to truly…

The One Where I Try To Organise Myself

* The holidays went by rather quickly and, although I did a lot of prep work during the break I still started the term feeling a little lost. Due to situations out of my control I’ve had to have a change of class so I have picked up a new Senior class. I’m not too…