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I booked it yesterday. Working from 6:00AM to 8:30PM non-stop. Along with schedule changes at school my day was rather chaotic.

However, with all of that comes this kind reality also…

I slept like a rock last night. I moved once due to a nightmare, but that was it. On too of that I woke up this morning completely refreshed.

I will throw up some praise for an awesome sleep offering!

-D-

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Very rarely do I get surprised during Christmas, birthday, etc…gift giving periods.

However, Darco just floored me!

I love music, especially when vocals aren’t required. For years, before EDM music ever came to town, there was a musical group that I always wanted to see. They came to town every Christmas, guaranteed. This year no exception.

Darco just filled a childhood dream…tickets to Trans-Siberian Orchestra this Tuesday!

-D-

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School was let out at 11:30 AM. By 12:00 I was at the local pizza shop. Why?

Family get-together. By family I mean educators. Staff from school all got together after school to celebrate Christmas Break. Pizza and laughs all around. I’m blessed to be apart of something so wonderful. Nearly 25 of us spoke about the break, family, and Christmas. Few students were mentioned, and testing hadn’t even been thought of. These were humans, people, enjoying the company of each other.

These are my co-workers and my leaders.
This is my family.

-D-

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Many know that I have a strange fixation for anime; an animated show made in Japan. One of the perks of hanging out at the middle school is rocking with the Anime Club that meets after school on Tuesdays.

Yesterday was the final meet for 2014, so their sponsoring instructor was able to get permission to have them draw anime on the glass windows of the administration office!
How. Cool. Is. That!?! Continue reading

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It’s easy to recognize that I can stress myself out…rapidly. It’s hard being in a school you love, but not technically in a classroom of your own. It causes questions:

How is this going to work?
Will I fall short, again?
Am I going to be forgotten?

They’re all questions that echo through my head throughout the day.

However, God is still watching over me in this insane world of adolescent academia.
-Received a new shirt (noted above) from one of the honor clubs in the school. Didn’t ask or anything, just had it offered. You have no idea how special this makes me feel.
-Have been added to a behavioural-reward research group that meets Thursday mornings. I get to be in meetings!
-I was suggested to check out running a study hall session 3rd Quarter after school for 6th graders by a 6th grade teacher. That’s comforting enough to know that I’m not lost yet.

The Lord knows I’m trying, but doubt is a difficult for.

-D-

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Real world problems…
Tomorrow is “red, white, and blue day” at school. However, I didn’t know if that canceled out the standard casual Friday outfit of jeans.
Naturally I submitted a text to a teacher inquiring on the subject.
I think I could hear their laughter…
It’s a blessing to be able to share stories like this. When I was a substitute teacher I never partook in any of the celebrations in school because I wasn’t part of the actual staff inside the building.
These conversations are nice reminders that I’m already moving in the right direction, spending my time in the world of education.

-D-