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Friday, December 30, 2011

New Year's Resolutions!

Boy.  Oh.  Boy.  Am I REALLY willing to feel vulnerable enough to put my resolutions out in cyberspace for, not only everyone to know, but also everyone to hold me accountable for them?  Ehhhh, why not? ;)  Can't hurt; might help, right?

Sooooo, here it is, the Linky Party from A Teacher's Treasure:
If I'm being honest, I haven't made resolutions the past couple of years.  Not because I felt there was nowhere that I needed to improve.  It was because I was...shall we say disenchanted with the whole, "making resolutions" idea.  Totally my fault, I know.  BUT, then I think of my accomplishments in 2011 without the pressure and I take a deep breath...and exhale.  No harm; no foul. ;)

However, in the spirit of renewal, I'm gonna do it.  So here it goes--no fear:

Personally:
1. I would like to get back into shape.  I know, how cliche', but last year I ran my first 1/2 marathon and then did a 10k the next month.  I was really feeling good about my physical health until I injured my hip doing the above runs.  I finally got x-rays and if the doc says it's okay, I'd like to start preparing to run again this year.  
2. I would like to start creating items to use in my classroom that are worthy of selling on TPT.  The only reasoning behind this is to supplement my income.  The state of Florida is not being very kind to its public schools or teachers and I'd like to be prepared for the cuts that are likely headed our way.
3. I'd like to be more proactive with selling my Premier Jewelry.  This is an income opportunity but I am so apprehensive with asking people to host parties with the economy being so poor.
4. One date night (outside of the home) with my husband per month--something new each time.
5.  BUILD. MY. SAVINGS!!!

Professionally:
1. Finish my Reading Endorsement
2. Begin my Masters
3. Become certified to have interns
4. Improve, improve, IMPROVE!  DAILY!  
5. READ MORE!

There it is, in all its glory, *giggle* so be sure to hold me accountable (really, I NEED it)!  

Have a superfantabulous Friday!



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10 comments:

A Teacher's Treasure said...

Amen on goal #2! Florida is the worst state to teach in! I'm in major need of supplemnting my income via TpT!
I'd love to get certified to have interns too!!!

Great Goals!!!
Thanks for linking up!

❤ Mor Zrihen ❤
A Teacher's Treasure

Kristen Bowers said...

Hi Krystal! I am so sorry to contact you this way, but I couldn't find an email address for you on your blog. Ijust found your blog on the Fifth Grade Flock (Teaching Blog Central) and wanted to invite you to our Middle and High School (grades 5 and up) New Year's Blog Party! We would love to have you!

http://bit.ly/uEUT06

Hope to see you there!

Kristen Bowers (aka Secondary Solutions)

Miss P said...

I'm so glad that you found my blog! I've enjoyed checking yours out, too! LOVE finding other fifth grade blogs! :) I'll be back to check our your TPT store if you get one going. I would like to look into the same thing, but we have no time to do anything besides the curriculum. Boo!

Kate said...

Great goals! I need to start running again too-- I was never a long distance runner-- no more than 5-8 miles at the most, but somehow I let myself stop running this past year. Good luck with achieving your goals! I am happy to have found your blog :)
Kate
http://tothesquareinch.wordpress.com

Life in Middle School said...

Hi! I came across your blog recently, and I wanted to pass along the Versatile Blogger Award!

Come over to my blog (Life in Middle School) and this post Blogging Award! to accept your award!

~Lauren from LIMS

Krystal Van Kampen said...

YAY!!! Thank you for stopping by!

A Teacher's Treasure--you're welcome! Thank you for the inspiration! ;)
Kristen--DONE! Thanks for the invite!
Kate--Thank you, and thanks for stopping by! I took one step in the right direction and got the hip x-ray, now I'm just waiting for the doc to call and tell me I can run. I hopped on over tothesquareinch and added you to my feed! Congrats on the award and welcome to the world of Blogging!
Lauren, THANK YOU SO MUCH for the HUGE honor! I'm relatively new to blogging as well, so these awards are soooooo encouraging! Stand by for my post. I have a big game tonight (I'm a Michigan fan) so if I don't finish it before 8:30, then I will certainly get to it after the game or during halftime.

Laura said...

so glad that I found another 5th grade blog! I teach fifth grade too! Can't wait to follow you and check out your ideas.
laura
laurasopenhouse.blogspot.com

~Stephanie said...

Yay!! More 5th grade blogs....I love to find them :) Sounds like you have some great goals! I look forward to reading your blog.

Your newest follower,
~Stephanie
Teaching in Room 6

Sara S. said...

I've also awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award. Come to my page to check it out!

Sara :)

Smiling In Second Grade

Linda Dunnavant said...

I just awarded you with the Liebster Blog Award! Head on over and check it out!

Linda

http://fifthgradeteacher-ld.blogspot.com/

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