As a reluctant New Englander about to live through my 3rd winter, I’m working on reshaping my views of the season. The past two have been met with a sense of dread. Since it’s finally sinking in that this is where I will hang my hat for the next six years, I’m coming to realize that it will be less painful if I would just lean it to it a bit more.
I live for the spring and summers here. So, that’s what I’m going to work towards. I’m choosing to see this time as time to hunker down and work hard in my business. I just attended an awesome conference in Boston with Rich Brooks and about 150 other TpTers. We learned tons of marketing tools and I’m going to busy myself with learning more about that aspect of running an online business.
It’s also time for me to renew my teaching license with CEUs, so from November through January that will be my ultimate task. Don’t tell anyone, but I’m actually a little excited to start these classes! The topics are differentiation in the classroom, teaching children with behavior issues, and classroom fitness. Speaking of fitness… Pilates and barre. Also on the to do list.
The remainder of my time will be spent in the kitchen making soup and freezer meals. With my kids, we’ll be making holiday crafts for our Christmas tree and enjoying the eight nights of Hanukkah. We’ll also spend countless hours snuggled with a big pile of books. They will also be taking on a bit of a heavier load of school because once spring has sprung, they are hard to keep on task!
I’m determined to make it through this winter a little less blue than the last. Hopefully my mental preparedness will get me off on the right foot.