One of those

It was one of those days. You know, long stressful, tiring, and just overall hectic. It wasn’t necessarily a bad day; it was just a day where all I wanted was to come home.

I want to be first to admit that I’m selfless and at times down right understanding of life’s many obstacles, but the truth is sometimes I beat myself up way too much– dramatically speaking. When I allow day likes these to get the best of me, negative energy is also transmitted onto those I care the most about. It’s easy to ignore rude comments or standoffish attitudes, but in reality those things hurt.

As I sit here and examine my poor choices in life, I think back to my time in Mexico and that wonderful Mission Trip I was a part of and instantly want to go back in time. But, I can’t. I also think of the relaxing walks I’d take with Micah and immediately I want it to be that day again.

Yes, today wasn’t what I wanted it to be. Tomorrow may not be better. On Friday things might start to look up just in time for a slow down on Saturday. In times like these, when I’m having one of those days, I look back at the memories. Because sometimes it’s okay to enjoy the good times after all they did exist. All the while those moments give me hope.

I hope you’re enjoying your Wednesday, and if you aren’t, remember it’s just one of those days. Enjoy these photos. As always.

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First Day Back

Oh the first day back to school. When I was younger I dreaded this day, but now it’s filled with different emotions.

Today I started year 5! Gosh I can hardly believe it. It seems so unreal that five years ago I transitioned into this special profession. So far being a teacher has been such a blur. Maybe it’s because I never imagined I’d be here, but teaching has fueled so many passions it’s only natural I can’t seem to find the correct words to explain what I’m feeling.

It all begins with that nervous and anxious feeling of getting back into a solid routine. I’m also excited to see my students both filled with worry and enthusiasm. Then I feel a huge disconnect from my summer love–my bed. Lastly I feel inspired. Returning to school always makes me feel as if I have to set new goals for myself.

Of course I want to be a good role model, I want to teach passionately, I want to create opportunities, make students wonder, share innovative ideas, etc.

As of late, I just want to relate. I want students to look at me and think, “she’s just like us.” I want them to see my mistakes and learn from them. I want them to see what life altering changes I’m making and hope they be moved by them. I want to show and tell. I want students to use my fears and turn them into their fighting courage. Most importantly I want them to challenge themselves farther than ever simply because they can. Simply because I’ve got their backs.

And just as year 5 began I realized, that this is where I need to be.

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What I wore: Skit was a Mexican store find, I’m going to update you all on soon. Top and necklace from Maurice, and my shoes (I was on my feet all day so I needed band aids by the end) are from JCPenney.

I’ll share more details about these items later. For now, I’m just adjusting to being back. It feels good.

PS: I also love school so much because this is where I met the love of my life. Mr. Womacks. I 143 him!

On a sad note, our family and consumer science teacher, Mrs. Voran passed away on Saturday after her long fight with cancer. School today seemed so off. It was different to start on a sad note. She was a great work-friend. And I enjoyed watching her interact with her club, FCCLA. She will be missed, but her devotion for teaching will live on. I dedicate this blog to her.

As always,

Weekend Vibes

Although it’s the weekend, sadly I’m reporting that I’ll be Micahless until Monday. He’s off to visit his family in central Kansas. While he’s gone, I’d hope to accomplish a billion things, but nope. I’ve done absolutely nothing. It’s what I do best.

I have been beating the heat in these shorts and detailed top that was a gift from my mom. Some days are better than others in this heat. Today it’s been close to 100 degrees. Yesterday was still windy. Summer in Kansas is unpredictable as most weather conditions are here. As of right how it’s clear skies, sun, and dry heat.

While Micah is out fishing with his family, I’m inside enjoying the cool AC. I’ll see you back on Monday. I’m sending you weekend vibes. As always.

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New things, new hopes

Hi! I am on bloglovin.com, so make sure you add me. I also have the icon to the side. Hopefully you enjoy this little upgrade. I’m hoping I can work more on this blog. At the moment I’m caught up my work life.

I plan on posting tonight so stay tuned. You all are great!

As always,

Aleyrojas

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