Happy New Year to everyone! I rather enjoy the coming of a new year. I love setting personal goals for myself, on a larger scale. I hope to grow and learn each year. Some resolutions, or goals as I like to refer them to, are cliche (always good to get healthy) or personal. In some way, they help me grow as a person.
My 2015 Goals:
- Become closer to an Australian citizen. My time is limited on my current visa, but we're hoping to extend that to a more permanent visa. I want to be able to get a full-time teaching job here in Australia, and that won't be feasible with what I currently have. I want to know more and more about the culture and daily life here. I would like to read up about Australian history, luckily being in some Aussie classrooms have taught me some minor things. I would like to experience more Aussie adventures.
- Read & study up on primary education. I've got a bit of time on my hands since I'm not teaching full-time and I'd like to read and research on some things that are out and about in primary/elementary education these days. I want to stay relevant and grow as a teacher.
- Continue becoming more creative. I'm really enjoying my education blog (Fishing for Education) and creating resources for TeachersPayTeachers. I've gotten some feedback, and I'm enjoying what I'm doing. I also want to create things for my future classroom, and I like to share with others who may also enjoy them. Plus, the Teacher Blogging Community is very inspiring! I would really like to create a scrapbook for my Lifetime To Do List.
- Don't let fear hold me back from new things. I hold back a lot in life because I'm afraid of things. I don't know why I'm really scared, but I think it's mainly because I have a fear of new things that are not familiar to me. Luckily I have someone who pushes me to do new things without being too pushy that it shuts me down. (Quite encouraging.)
- Eat healthier options. I'm a sugar addict and appreciative of the fried foods (Hello fries!), but I also have some digestive issues. The best I felt was when I was pescetarian, but I also wasn't eating wisely. I eat just the tiniest of meat these days (I love chicken!), but I want to be wiser about my choices. To fully do so, I need to educate myself on what works for me and try new recipes. (Thank goodness for Pinterest!)
Here's a review of 2014 Goals:
- Get Creative! - Well, I did get a little more creative with my blogging. I expanded some of my blog post ideas here on this blog and decided to share more. The most creative I got was when I created an education/teaching blog to share my stories of a teacher and create resources for other teachers to use.
- Get Moving! - This was all about going through with the idea of moving to Australia. It had been lingering in my mind for a few years and we decided it was time to move. Got my Holiday Working Visa and have been living in Oz for about 6 months.
- Find Inspiration in Life! - One reason I don't document my life too much is carrying around my DSLR camera is heavy and I'm too self-conscious to take pictures in public. My boy got me a Go Pro 3+ camera that is easy carrying, I just got to get out more and take pictures!
- Get Organized! - Pretty good on this goal! We even moved into our own place and it is pretty clean and organized here. I even have ALL my paperwork together neatly into a binder.