Well, summer was great! Yet, I am still looking forward to the job I love. As I speak about these events, it is as if it is over. But... IT'S NOT! I still have two weeks before I go back to work. OKay, I have two weeks before students start filling my classroom, slowly becoming my own kiddos.
Here's the deal. As much I have tried to post regularly about my goals each month, and also revisiting how I did the previous month - well, that's probably not going to happen at the start of the school year.
I can only control so much. My life can not be constantly filled with schedules and to-do's.
My reflection on July... it was not restful. Was it enjoyable? Yes. But I still did not find my rhythm that I was so looking for. I didn't find my tribe you could say. We were able to see a lot of our favorite people, went to several weddings and events, went on a trip as a family. Had family stay with us for a week - life was jammed back... and NOT with rest.
Yes, I have already tried to excel a schedule for my family.
Yes, I have already looked at our budget and what school supplies I want to buy my kiddos (students).
Yes, I am still thinking of goals and challenges to make myself better.
But something will always take priority while something else will slip away. I don't want that. So here are my not-goals, but my life.
Health - I am happy to report that I have lost and kept off about 10-15 pounds this summer (HUGE DEAL!) and I am going to keep doing what I am doing. Sensible eating, focusing on eating clean healthy non-processed foods. I am going to continue to find ways to challenge myself physically, including doing this as much as I can throughout the week.
Fall is my favorite.
I welcome you.
Giving up control.