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2 Days ’til 40: 40 Favorite Posts from My 400 Days ’til 40 Journey

I must say that it was much easier to choose 40 photos than to choose 40 posts!  One of the fun things about this particular journey is that I allowed myself to write (or post photos) about whatever I felt on any particular day.  As a result, I have a wide array of followers who each connect in different ways to what I write – this has been amazing.  I imagine that in the future, as I become a bit more focused, I may have a less diverse group of readers, though I hope not!

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Here is my top 40 list of posts, hopefully as eclectic as my readers are.  Some I chose because of the importance of the content, some because they make me laugh (yes, I realize that I have a weird sense of humor that others do not always appreciate) and some because I like the way the words flow. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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4 Days ’til 40: Today in Photos

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Posted by on February 17, 2013 in mental health, Self-esteem, Self-help

 

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5 Days ’til 40: Losing my Necklace (Or Maybe My Sanity?)

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Well, when you get old senility sets in first, right?  Apparently as I run this final stretch towards 40 it is all going downhill!!! Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 16, 2013 in attitude, Inspiration, mental health, Old, Self-esteem

 

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8 Days ’til 40: Why Can’t I Win the Lottery??!!?? :(

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Yesterday I did not get something I wanted.  My initial gut-level reaction was to launch into a full-fledged pity party, complete with pouting and sulking.  WHY CAN’T I WIN THE LOTTERY???  SOMEONE has to win it, why is that someone ALWAYS someone else and never me???  (And no, it has nothing to do with the fact that I rarely buy tickets, because rarely is not never, it is just not often).  Recently I bought a lottery ticket and I was very disappointed that I did not win.  In fact, I may have even been a tad depressed that I did not win…..  I really, really, REALLY WANTED to win (note, a want is very different from a NEED). Read the rest of this entry »

 

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9 Days ’til 40: I Am My Own Cheerleader

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Okay, so maybe I am not – but I should be.  This is a concept that has been more clearly solidified for me during my past year of blogging.  External encouragement feels great, but it is the internal motivation and self-encouragement and self-inspiration that are critical to life’s journey.

Fall seven times, stand up eight. ~ Japanese Proverb

Instead of giving myself reasons why I can’t, I give myself reasons why I can. ~ Author Unknown Read the rest of this entry »

 

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14 Days ’til 40: Waiting Games

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The tree that is pictured above is the inspiring force behind my post today.  If you look carefully, you will see that the entire top half is about to fall off the tree (it was snapped in half by a snow storm almost one month ago).  This tree is very close to our school playground, which has forced us to close half the playground until we can get the tree cut down properly.  Apparently there is only one company in our area that cuts down trees and the company is not equipped to cope with all the trees that collapsed in our city during the last snow.  So, for now we wait.  We wait for the tree removal company or for mother nature to take her course.  Either way, the students are a little less entertained on the playground until we can declare the half near the dangling tree safe again. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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16 Days ’til 40: Sleep Deprivation

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Show me an educator and I will show you a sleep deprived person! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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20 Days ’til 40: Why I LOVE My Education Job

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Today was one of those days….  I started the day with 58 emails in my inbox (a low number for me) and seemed to have an inordinate amount of complaints and issues arise throughout the day.  I answered email after email for most of the day, communicating with concerned parents and teachers re:a variety of issues.  I sent out at least 60 emails, maybe it was closer to 75 or 80, and at the end of the day my inbox still had 64 emails I need to respond to…. Yes I responded all day and the number grew!!!  I was, for lack of a better analogy, chained to my desk for hours as I assisted many with their concerns.  I definitely felt a bit more like a complaint department than an educator.  Of course, all I really wanted today was to be out in the classrooms and with the teachers and the students – these moments are sometimes hard to come by as an administrator – the tyranny of the urgent replaces the important as small fires of concern need to be extinguished (when I want to be out there helping to light fires of desire to learn!) Read the rest of this entry »

 

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21 Days ’til 40: Simple Joys and Illusions

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A thing of beauty is a joy forever; its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness. ~ John Keats Read the rest of this entry »

 

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23 Days ’til 40: My Bike and I (AKA Exercise Relationships)

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Life is like riding a bicycle.  To keep your balance you must keep moving.              ~ Albert Einstein

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