Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year! January Currently and One Little Word

Happy New Year!
      I am starting this new year off with a few linky parties and a POST!  I know, I know, I have slacked on the blogging this school year and I keep saying that I will do better, but I mean it this time!  This winter break has given me some time to remember that I need to give myself time to do things that make me feel good and being part of the blogging community is something I really love.  So, that being said, I am back for good! haha :)  
     I am linking up with Sunny Days in Second Grade for her One Little Word Linky for the new year. I love her picture she made for it!  Isn't it cute?
       My word for 2014 is breathe.  Those that have followed my blog, know that I have gone through a lot of changes this school year.  I took a new job, on a new grade level, in a new state and have been pretty stressed out.  I have NOT given myself enough ME time.  I have devoted most of my waking hours to school.  So, that being said, my goal for this year is to stop and take time to breathe.  I will not kill myself to get it all done, because when I think it is all done, there will just me more to do!  I will take the time to do other things that make me happy as well!

      I am also linking up with Oh' Boy 4th Grade for the January Currently!

Listening:  I am listening to the Rose Bowl.  We had a lazy day watching some football and relaxing.  I can remember watching football on New Years Day as a kid and it just seems like something we have always done!
Loving:  I am loving WINTER BREAK!!!  (I am shouting)  I SOOO needed this break. I have not had a full two week break for Christmas in years.  Most years that I have taught, we went back January 2nd or 3rd, so I am LOVING that I still have four more days off.
Thinking:  I have really struggled with getting back into working out this school year and I have surprisingly done very well over break.  I started feeling a little guilty that I didn't go today.  Oh well...I will go tomorrow!
Wanting:  I am wanting to go to the movies.  We usually go to the movies a bunch over the holidays and this year we just didn't.  I am feeling a need for a movie before going to back to school.  Maybe tomorrow!
Needing:  I need to work on my TpT to do list! I have four projects that have been started and have yet to finish.  I need to get at least one finished before break ends.  
Memory and/or tradition:  Family!  I just enjoyed getting to see so many people over the holidays.  :)

Hoping everyone has a Happy New Year and that 2014 is a great year!


  1. Hi Michelle
    I just popped over from Farley's Currently Link up. I love your word for this year. I think it would be a good one me also. Just Breathe! You are right what needs to get done... does... and then there is more. Wishing you the best for 2014!
    First Grade by the Sea

  2. I love your word, breathe! What a great reminder for when times get tough. I have a long list of TpT projects to tackle too, but I just can't make myself start on them right now. I'm really trying to savor these last few days of vacation! Happy New Year!

    An Apple a Day in First Grade

  3. Hi Michelle, I found your blog through the January Currently Linky. I can totally relate to everything you listed on your currently. Have a happy new year!


  4. Sounds like you have had a very busy year Michelle! We use "Breathe" as our mantra at home, I tend to not do enough of it. Enjoy the rest of your break and wishing you a calmer 2014 x
    Books, Bugs and Boxes

  5. Breathe is perfect! And breathe deep and slowly!

  6. Love this Michelle! Thank you!


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