Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Looking Ahead

Hello! I hope you enjoyed the mini back to college series last week. Lots of changes are in store over the next month, so I thought I'd share with you a small life update and what is going on as I take a look ahead. 

Back To School and Blogging Changes
Tis the season for back to school shenanigans. Some of you might be headed back to college, beginning your first year of college, starting another year of teaching, sending your kids back to school again, headed off for another year of high school, or headed to work but wishing you could be back at school again.  Regardless of your status, back to school is definitely a hot topic right now.  Mid August is always the time the adorable school supplies are advertised everywhere you look and people everywhere are preparing for a fresh start. For me, back to school this Fall means my last semester of being an undergraduate college student.  I'll be spending my final semester student teaching at a semi-local middle school.  This means I'll be learning the final tricks of the trade before I have my own classroom. I will basically be teaching all day everyday with a little help from the actual classroom teacher.  I'm so excited to start this new journey, although it's definitely going to be a big transition. I'll be leaving the house by 6 each morning and by the time I get done coaching field hockey and going to the gym it will be after seven at night. Needless to say my free time is definitely going to be minimal. After a ton of thinking, I've decided that quality is much more important than quantity.
 Moving forward I'll be publishing posts three times a week
 (most likely a Monday/Wednesday/Friday format). 
 I just think it will be better to blog consistently rather than sporadically. In the past, I tend to go MIA during the semesters and I don't want to do that to you guys this time around. 

Fitness Goals
This summer I have definitely been more focused on becoming fit again.  The past two weeks I have definitely stepped it up.  I've joined the gym and have been going five days a week. As life gets busier, my goal is to continue to make it there five days a week. I've been loving the energy I have more recently. The gym is closed next week due to some upgrades, so I'm looking forward to trying out some new classes once they re-open. I'm thinking of trying barre and spin, but I'd love to hear what your favorite fitness classes are! I also think I see a few 5Ks in my future too. 

Field Hockey Season
Something I don't talk about that much here on the blog is my passion for field hockey. I've been playing for over eleven years now (I even played a year in college). The sport is a big part of my life. If you don't quite get why I love it so much, then turn on your TV tomorrow and watch the men's and women's semi final games. Anyways, I have been coaching for four years now- some of it has been volunteering and some has been paid.  Yesterday I began my fourth year as a volunteer coach at a local high school. I'm excited to see what the season has in store, and all that the girls will teach me this season. It's always an adventure working with 30+ teenage girls. One of my favorite parts of coaching for this team are the two women I coach with. They are strong women who empower me to be the best possible version of myself. 

Becoming a Morning Person
For the next four months I'll be getting up super early, so I'm working on becoming a better morning person. I love the mornings, but I need to work on utilizing my time better and waking up when my alarm goes off the first time. If you're also looking to become more of a morning person, I found some articles to help us out. 

Have a fabulous day!


  1. Loved this post! I've been trying to get back in the habit of being a morning person also because summer ruined my sleep schedule!

    Ashley // MyWellDressedLife.com

  2. I always love life updates! I need to work on becoming a morning person too, it's such a struggle for me!

    The Blush Blonde

  3. I'm definitely trying to get into a fitness routine and be a better morning person! I definitely consider myself to be one already, but that doesn't mean I don't love hitting snooze!!


  4. I wish I could be a morning person, glad to know I'm not the only one! Thanks for sharing those articles with us.


  5. It is so smart to set goals! I have to get better with being a morning person as well. My one year old daughter has helped with that, but I have to start getting up by 5 AM to wake up before she does to work on blogging and school assignments. I have found that the key is to go to bed earlier and say okay that's enough for today! Best of luck to you :)


  6. Good luck with your teaching! And also on becoming a morning person lol... Too big of a task for me ;)

  7. I SO wish I was a morning person! As far as the 5k's go I've gotten into running over the summer (training for my first half!) and I've been using the couch to 5k program. If you're not much of a runner (I certainly wasn't) I would definitely give the program a try, I've become obsessed!

    Pick Your Beau