A Simple Goal for Day 1

A Simple Goal for Day 1- Smile More And just like that Summer 2018 becomes a memory.   While I am sad to see a season end, and will really miss time at home with my family; there is just something about a fresh start, and the opportunity to begin something that is exciting.  I... Continue Reading →

Why I Tribe

I belong. I am so excited to write my first post as a member of the Compelled Educators Tribe! Honestly, it feels like a dream come true to be able to write, connect, collaborate and be inspired by a truly outstanding group of educators. I am in shock that I get to be part of... Continue Reading →

The Compelled Educator

I can't believe I have been accepted into such an amazing group of people!  I have been reading the blog posts from so many of these inspiring educators for quite some time.  I have been looking for a way to increase my discipline when it comes to blogging.  I am a writer!  I have been... Continue Reading →

May’s New Thing

Planting vegetables and learning a magic trick Note:  This month I want to try to master two things I have previously not been successful with and see what I could do to master each of them. The Garden When the plants in a garden grow, it feels magical.  I have always wanted to have a... Continue Reading →

A Movie with Subtitles

April's New Thing During a typical evening, I feel like I am doing upwards of 10 things at a time. I suppose you could call it a form of multitasking. It is not uncommon for me to carry around my phone in order to listen to podcasts, an audio book or even a youtube video... Continue Reading →

New Experiences For March

*10 Days 10 Foods *Serving in the Soup Kitchen When I began thinking about new experiences, the idea of looking at food in a new way came to mind. For 10 days (March 2-11), I decided to limit myself to 10 ingredients.   My purpose with ten foods over ten days was to be intentional, and... Continue Reading →

February’s New Thing

Ice Skating February's New Thing “Hockey Skates or Figure Skates?”  I stood there for a moment not sure what to answer.  I had not thought about the fact that I would get a choice of which type of ice skate I wanted to try.  After what seemed like a very awkward pause, I responded with... Continue Reading →

January’s New Experience

January’s New Experience Bird Watching Unexpected blessings from trying something new When I started to think about what my new thing would be for January, I decided I wanted to do something that I knew nothing about. I remembered that my sister and brother-in -law, Erin and Dave were really into bird watching. On a... Continue Reading →

My One Word 2018

My word for 2018 is innovation.  In the fall of 2017, I decided that I wanted to try something new each month.  I wanted to have the experience of doing something that would put me out of my comfort zone.  So, my idea to use innovation to frame my goals for 2018 was born.  I... Continue Reading →

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