It's the last week of January and I've shockingly kept up my goal to blog twice a week. Yay. Back when I used to blog a lot, I feel like reading my blog was a pretty good insight about what is going on in the life of Kelly. But lately, because I've been blogging a lot less, I feel like it hasn't been so much. Jenna does these posts she calls Virtual Coffee Dates, where she basically just tells her readers what she would if we were on a coffee date. I think it's my favorite posts when people just tell me about their life… maybe I'm super nosy? Anyway, I'm going to do it anyway, but call it a Tea Date, since I don't drink coffee. Of course you can order whatever you want :)
If we were having tea today, I would tell you that although it's no secret that I am a summer girl, I am having more fun this winter than I expected to. Thank goodness for breweries to entertain me and my friends/family when it is frigidly cold outside.
Oh, and if you are wondering- that french toast photo is from Zaftigs in Brookline. I went there last Wednesday night with some friends and it is SO ridiculously good. So, make that… thank goodness for breweries and food.
If we were having tea today, I would tell you that I made my official return to yoga on Saturday morning. I've been wanting to return for awhile, but last week was legit crazy. Nothing bad happened but it was SO busy/stressful. I had to implement a breathe in a difficult moment rule several times, so I figured when better to return to yoga. I am going to try to go once a week for awhile now. I know I need to improve my ability to manage stress. I just don't know how.
If we we having tea today, I would tell you that I am totally dreaming ahead to summer. Eric and I want to go on a big trip and our current plan is Germany, with a stopover in Iceland and a few day trip to Austria from the Munich area. This plan has changed 700 times, so stay tuned. If you have been to any of these places, send recommendations my way. I also have my eyes on several triathlons and races for the summer. I am going to do at least 3 sprint triathlons, and then hopefully also an aqua run, which is 1 mile swim and a 5K.
If we were having tea today, I would tell you that I really like my job and I can see myself doing this job, or something similar for many years. It has not always been this way, in fact, I once google searched other job possibilities while my students ate snack. It was definitely an all time low. Everyone has them, right? I remember my first few years teaching people in my school would retire and there would be a big celebration of their 35 years of teaching, and I'd be thinking "oh god, 30+ more years of this!?" This year my class is hard. They challenge me every day. But, I never want to quit. I always want to just push through, and maybe tack on an extra 7 hours to every day. Somehow I have struck a balance, so I actually have a life outside of work. Somehow I have mastered some of the smaller challenges of teaching so I can focus on the bigger ones. Somehow I just kind of love it. Don't know how that happened, but I'm thankful.
If we were having tea today, what would you tell me?