January 27, 2011

Still Here

These past few weeks since taking over as the classroom teacher have been
H-E-C-T-I-C.
I have been stressed and miserable. I can't even begin to describe how crazy things have been. I have some kids in my class who have severe behavioral and emotional disorders and I am at my wits end as to how to deal with them. Screaming, fighting, crying. There were times I felt that I was working in an asylum rather than a 2nd grade classroom.
Thank God for this awesome snow day. I needed this day, desperately.

Lately, I haven't been doing anything to relax. I need to take more time for myself. I need to make time for my blog cause that is the only thing I have to get things off my chest.

On a brighter note, I am losing weight and my first god-child was delivered 2 days ago. There are still things to make me so happy!

January 8, 2011

Exhausted but Alive!

This has been a frantic and uber stressful week.
I am exhausted. between work and grad school I hardly got any sleep.

I've realized several things about myself. I am not good with dealing with challenges. I have always done what is safe and what came easily. Now that I'm in a really difficult situation, it's hard to adjust and find my footing.
Thankfully, I am relying on God to get me through.

I am very patient. I always thought that I wasn't but dealing with these kids this week made me realize that I am much more patient than I gave myself credit for.

I'm hoping next week will be much better.
Too tired to think anymore.
Ciao!

January 2, 2011

Tips for Parenting from a Teacher

So now that I'm a teacher, I am an expert on the subject of bringing up children in the right and proper way in order to ensure that they grow up to be successful citizens of the world.
LOL Okay, okay so maybe I exaggerate a tad bit but I have made some observations about kids since being in the classroom and I think that I can be considered somewhat of an authority figure on the matter.
So here goes my recommendations on child-rearing.

Kendi Everyday: Fearless

I read this really great post, check it out if you get a chance.  Kendi Everyday: Fearless.
She really hit the nail on the head with this. I lived with fear for a long time. I was afraid to step outside of my comfort zone and to try things that may have caused me to look silly or quite possibly to fail. I did only what came easily for me. God only knows all the things I could have accomplished in my life already if I had only tried.

This year I am making a change in my life. I am relying on God more. 2 Timothy 1:7 says " For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline."
I can accomplish anything and I am kicking fear in the caboose.

Outfit 2

January 1, 2011

Back to Life, Back to Reality

As they say in Jamaica "Free paper burn"...meaning it is time to go back to work. My days of waking up at noon and going to bed at 2am are done. The vacation is officially OVER. Sadness.

Dinner Party

Dinner Party
Dinner Party by Jadeblyss featuring miu miu pumps
Simple but classy. I love the different textures at play, from the suede of the shoes to the subtle sheen in the purse.
Make-up is minimal. Simple bronzer and eyeliner. A bright red lip adds a beautiful contrast to the outfit.