Friday, November 09, 2012
Dear Weekend... I have a lot of fun planned for you and I. There will be dining, and shopping, and snuggling, and relaxing. I promise to show you a good time, if you promise to make Sunday one of those days where I can get everything done in a short amount of time. Thankfully, I have most of my work finished this week - I know, shocking, right? I worked hard this week just to ensure that you and I could spend some quality time together - enjoying every moment. I know, I'm just as excited as you are.
Dear Sanity and Hope... I can't freakin' wait for our lunch date tomorrow. I've been counting the days down all week to be able to see you both. A girls afternoon out is just what I need. We can catch up, share our school stories, and make those realizations that we're all grown up and have accomplished our dreams.
Dear People Who Continue to Whine About the Election on Facebook... It's over, people. It's time to move on. Surely you can find something else to complain about. Christmas is coming - that's an issue that can divide our country. Half of the country is probably excited, while the other half is dreading it. That's the type of situation you all love, right? Those of you that are excited can post about how great Christmas is going to be, how much shopping you have to do, and how much you're excited - while the other half can complain how commercialized Christmas is, how much it's moved away from it's true meaning, and how you're sick of hearing about it..even though you post about it every five seconds. Ready? GO!
Dear Blog Sponsors... For two years I ran a weight loss blog, and I had maybe one or two sponsors approach me to do giveaways, sample products, etc. Now, since no longer running a weight loss blog, I've had over half a dozen approach me in just the past couple of weeks. What gives? Is this some kind of sign from a higher power I should be paying attention to? I would love to try and blog about new weight loss products, host a giveaway, and other super fun stuff - but now, in good conscience, I can't. Because that's not what I do anymore. I don't have that kind of traffic anymore, for one, and it just wouldn't be right to partake in activities that would lead people to believe that I'm back to blogging about weight loss. Where were you all this time last year? Not to blame my defeat on anyone or anything but myself, but I know things would have been a lot more exciting had I had a few more sponsors approach me with incentives and gifts for doing what I was doing.
Dear Creators of SongPop, Hangin' with Friends, and Draw Something... Thank you for providing me with a few fun games that take my mind off the hustle and bustle of everyday life. I have several games on my phone and iPad - but you three games are the ones I love the most. Simply because they take just a couple of minutes to play. I moved away from playing games on my phone for a long time because they started to bore me - but I've decided to rekindle our friendship and give you all another chance at keeping me entertained.
Dear People Who Have Gone Out or Plan to go Out and Purchase the Board Game 'Words With Friends'... Not to pop your bubbles or anything, but many years ago a game was created that you may enjoy. It's called Scrabble. It's a game where you create words with tiles, get extra points by placing letters on certain squares on the board and using letters that have a higher point value. Sound familiar? Oh, wait.. that's because Words with Friends is Scrabble. Unless I'm missing something. I can totally see why you would want to pay $20 for Words with Friends instead of paying $10 for Scrabble. Scrabble just isn't cool anymore, right?
Dear Me... The past couple of weeks have been pretty awesome, am I right? You seem to be a lot happier, less stressed, and more focused on the plans and goals you have for yourself and the kids in your class. I know that you've put in a lot of time and effort creating the units you're now using in your classroom - but you're seeing the payoff for your hard work.. and that's what makes it all worth it. It means a lot when you wake up each morning excited about the day ahead. While you still have moments of feeling a little overwhelmed, just remember to take one day at a time. You got in to this career for a reason - because you wanted a job that you were excited about going to every day. I think we can both agree that has happened for you. Just keep doing what you're doing. It's getting to that time of year that makes you all giddy and excited...and you just run with that. Life is good.