Dear first year teacher, The Summer Before Congratulations on getting your first teaching job. You have worked so hard to get to this moment, so make sure you take a minute to celebrate before the nerves set in. It feels like your whole life has been leading you up to this point. Even if it might not be the perfect job, maybe you hoped for a different grade level, or you're in a district you didn't love. That's okay. Sometimes you will be surprised by what you enjoy. Take a deep breath and congratulate yourself. You have done it. Now, the real work begins. You might think the hardest decision is how to decorate your classroom, but trust me when I say that couldn't matter less.
Hello friends! If it is your first time to my blog, welcome! If you have been here before, you have probably seen me talking about money before with posts like budget friendly dates, how I'm getting out of debt, and many more! Ever since graduation, I have been trying to focus on getting my financial ish in order and become, ya know, a real adult. Today I wanted to help you also get your financial life together by talking about a few financial mistakes that you are probably making, and how you can turn them around! Financial Mistake #1 Your Emergency Fund is a Credit Card Heads up, credit cards are not a very good safety net. I know it seems like a good idea to have a credit card sitting
Hey friends! Today I want to chat about the best books of 2018. I have read quite a variety of books this year, from bestsellers to random free kindle books. Some have been great, and some not so much. I'll be sharing my absolute favorites, books that disappointed me, and the books I am looking forward to in 2019! I'll be providing images with links to all the books on amazon so you can check them out if you wish. FYI, those are affiliate links, so if you decide to buy any of the books, I would receive a small fee. By the way, if you want to keep up with what I'm reading throughout the year, follow me on goodreads! Let's get started! Related: Favorite Books of 2017 Best Books of
Hello friends, and to be honest, long time no see. I haven't written a post since September, which honestly isn't all that surprising. I am in the middle of my first year as a teacher, and although most days I would say I am doing well, it doesn't leave me with a lot of extra mental, physical, or emotional energy. For some reason though, today I really felt the urge to write a blog post. So here I am, coming to share with you my 2018 in review - the good, the amazing, and the bad. I don't know if this is a post many will want to read, but it's one I want to write. There will be pictures, gratitude, and a whole lot of honesty. Student Teaching in Germany I started 2018 in a new country,
Hello friends! Today I am introducing a new (hopefully) series all about life post college graduation. As you have probably noticed, my content on the blog has started to reflect the fact that I am no longer a college student. While I still have some college content to discuss, I want this blog to reflect myself and where I am. Today I wanted the first post in this series to be about finding a social life in your new job and getting involved in general. But please let me be honest - I am still working on this! I've only been at my job for a month, and while I am starting to feel more involved, I know I still have a way to go. I wanted to share what I have been doing so far, and how you
Hello! It's August, and that means that those long days of summer are coming to an end. For students, parents, and teachers alike, the back to school season is in full swing. For me, I have been in my classroom preparing for my students to come next week. In the past few weeks, I have been working hard to get myself ready, physically and mentally, for this coming school year. Today I am sharing how I am getting ready for the school year this year. I'll be talking about books I've been reading, what I've been buying, and what I've been focusing my time on! Later in the post I'll also be talking about how I'm getting my appearance ready for the school year thanks to a partnership with Smile