Sunday, August 21, 2011

No, I'm not dead...

I am absolutely HORRIBLE at this..I knew I would be and I have even considered deleting it because I don't think many people read it anyway..hmm.

Well, it's been about three months...

Summer was very short but enjoyable. I was able to spend some much needed time with family, resting, and enjoyed my time with Warren since we have such different work schedules during the school year.

We've been back in school for about a week now. Words cannot express how much different this year is already from last! Wow! My first year as a teacher was full of so many challenges, joy, amazing kids and co-workers, and learning experiences. I would spend HOURS at home preparing for the upcoming days, grading, researching..Last year, I really struggled learning how to manage my classroom. This year, is so so different already. I still work on stuff at home at times but nothing compared to last year. Most of the time, I feel like I'm forgetting something because I don't have to spend so much time on things anymore. My kids seem to be incredible and so well-behaved. I do, still, miss my kids from last year and I still have a weekly lunch scheduled with a few of them which makes my heart happy. I know the school year has much more in store for me, but I am excited to have some experience under my belt and actually know what to do and what is expected of me. I have truly been so blessed at Greenwood High School. I have such an incredible support system in my co-workers and bosses and am so thankful for their support. I am finally starting to make some incredible friends in Greenwood and am so excited about that. Praises!

One happy note from the summer is that I've lost about 20 lbs over the summer!!! Initially, I did the HCG diet which helped me lose about 15 lbs. For the last couple of months since I have been off of it, I have worked out pretty consistently and totally changed my lifestyle with eating. Now, I am able to eat pretty much whatever I want and being in the habit of working out truly helps me stay balanced. Since we've been married, we got so caught up in life and eating what we wanted when we wanted. I was starting to really feel insecure on the fact that I had gained weight and my clothes were starting to get really tight. I am so proud to say that I'm not at that place anymore. I am probably almost the most fit and healthy I have ever been. My thanks goes to Jesus for truly changing my heart towards myself in the process.

I wish I had pictures to put up but I haven't uploaded my photos from my camera in about 2 months. Once I do, I'll try to remember to put some up.

Thanks for reading! Comment!

PS: The baby fever has subsided for the most part (for now). One day :)


  1. Brookie! I read your blog! Don't delete it! It's okay you don't ever blog, neither do I! Love you and miss you!

  2. I just stared reading your blog... Keep Posting! I hope to see more post from you. I have moments where I just can't think of a thing to blog about so don't give up..