I'm quite excited to be moving with my roommate to Greensboro at the beginning of July. I am also changing grade levels next year, so I will be teaching two new preps in eighth grade. Both are indications of the new season my life is beginning.
As I dream about the days and years to come, my mind and soul are filled with possibilities. Here are a few of the things I am contemplating:
- Train for the Ramblin' Rose Triathlon (I was doing really well with this, but haven't worked out regularly since I got bronchitis a few weeks ago)
- Take yoga and/or pilates regularly as a physical and mental habit
- Join a choir, take mandolin lessons, and/or get a keyboard so I can play the piano at my new apartment
- Find a church that I can belong to in Greensboro
- Join some other groups such as SynerG and United Way Young Leaders
- Begin grad school with an online program in Instructional Technology
- Attend multiple professional development workshops this summer
- Volunteer with Greensboro Urban Ministry and/or Habitat for Humanity
- Spend some time in professional reflection and planning for the year to come
- Write, journal, and blog regularly
- Find some sort of organizational system for my personal and professional life
- Listen to more music! (Loving a mix of Sam Bush, The Avett Brothers, Carole King, Stoney LaRue, Corey Smith, and Sister Hazel at the moment)
- Go on a date with someone other than an exboyfriend :-p
Obviously undertaking all of these activities is overwhelming. But it is my goal to pick a few to pursue rather than allowing all my ambition to be quelled by overwhelm. I welcome insights as to how to separate the worthwhile pursuits from those that can wait.