Saturday, January 17, 2015
Celebrate This Week! 1.17.15
It's always good to end the week on a positive note. Sometimes we concentrate on the negatives. We have a choice. Choose positive. Choose to celebrate. I will be joining Ruth Ayres and her weekly link-up, Celebrate This Week. Check out all the other celebrations HERE
Happy Small Celebrations Saturday!
1. My daughter
I'm so proud of my daughter and her swimming. I know I've talked about her a lot, but I think it's important to be proud of our kids' accomplishments and to let them know how proud of them we are! My daughter swam her first 500yd freestyle swim last night at her meet. That's 20 lengths of a pool. So impressed. I've never seen her so nervous before. I could tell she was having trouble getting her breathing down which was making it hard for her. But she finished it strong, then went on to take over 3 seconds off her 200 free a little over an hour later! So cool.
2. Nerdy Breakfasts
Last Sunday I went to breakfast with Jen Vincent (@mentortexts). It was so nice to talk about reading, writing, books, and teaching - face to face! One of the things she shared with me was the concept of using a bullet journal. Kate Messner shared her bullet journal on her website HERE. I love post-it notes. They are all over my desk at school, at home. I'm hoping to try this journal to keep my post-it notes a bit more contained. I also want to have a place to plan some writing ideas.
Well, celebrating a start to writing. I really don't like writing. I feel like what I do is ramble. I don't know how to make it just right. This week I won a copy of Kate Messner's 59 Reasons to Write. I'm hoping it makes me think a bit differently about writing.
Just a few small celebrations, but they make me smile! Off to do some reading. That also makes me smile!