Monday, December 30, 2013

My New Year's Resolutions

I'm linking up with A Peach For the Teach to list my new year's resolutions for 2014.  Here goes:

My personal goals are the same as millions of other peoples'.  Don't we all want to be healthier?  My problem is that I have a sweet tooth the size of Texas (and no willpower).  I'm not following any new diet, just trying to eat more fruits and veggies and cut out some of the junk.  I usually try to change it all at once (and always fail), so this year, I thought I would just start by eating more healthy lunches and branch out from there.  Baby steps...

My professional goal sort of ties in with my last personal goal.  I'm hoping this year to keep work at work.  This includes lesson plans and grading.  I really don't want to bring this home with me anymore.  I'm at school every day from 7:30 to 5:00 because my daughter's junior high (which is right across the street from the elementary school) starts at 7:20 and she babysits another teacher's son until 4:30 every day to earn some extra money.  This should give me enough time to get things done (as long as I can quit going next door and across the hall to chit chat, lol)!

I really want to keep my classroom neat and organized.  The problem is, I am a setter-downer.  I'll be carrying something to put it away, get distracted by something else and just set that thing down without realizing it.  Before you know it, things have piled up!  I'm going to try to be more focused and carry through with putting things away.

I was really bad about blogging last year.  My goal is to blog at least once a week (even if it's only a Five for Friday post)!  I also want to be sure to leave a comment on each blog post that I read from other blogs.  I know how good it feels to get comments on mine, but I'm often very bad about leaving comments for others. 

Finally, my just for fun goal - I LOVE reading, but I never have the time.  I really want to try to read at least one chapter each night from a non-work related book.  Right now, I'm reading this one:

Illusion, by Frank Peretti Christian Book Reviews And Information

Head on over and link up.  I'd love to see your resolutions!


  1. Hi, Kristy! I have a sweet tooth the size of Texas, too! Yikes! I really like your resolutions. Great idea about reading at least one chapter of an enjoyable book per night. Thanks for linking up! Happy New Year!

  2. I love your resolutions! Leaving comments is so important to me, too. It always bums me out when my phone won't publish my comments:(
    Good luck in 2014!

    1. I thought I was doing something wrong when I couldn't publish comments from my phone!

  3. I burst out laughing when I read your keep work at work resolution...only because I see every teacher in my hallway lugging a huge bag of stuff home every night (so big that we'll all need a chiropractic adjustment by the time June arrives) and I always wonder if the others open their bag or not. I definitely do on certain nights, but there are many nights when I focus on mom duties and don't even open the darn thing! I know that I make up for it on the weekend with 7 or 8 hours of planning. Wish I could just bring myself to leave the heavy bag of stuff at school then! Thank you so much for displaying my button on your sidebar!
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  4. Kristy,
    I love and agree with all of your resolutions! Thank you for sharing. :) I'll have to link up tomorrow!
    I also like what you said about leaving comments. I always get so excited when someone leaves a thoughtful comment on my page and so I definitely need to do it more, too. Thanks for sharing your resolutions and I hope you have a very happy new year! :)
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