If we were sharing coffee, I’d have to be honest and tell you I started without you. I’m ready for number two, which will really be numbers three and four because I made two the first go-round.
My week has been an exercise in stamina. Burning the candle at both ends? Not even close.
Perhaps the ribbon candle I saw at Cracker Barrel last weekend is a bit closer to the idea? Extend the burning ribbon out two inches on both sides, light both short ends of the container on fire, and finally light both long ends of the container on fire, and, yep, that should give you an idea of my week.
Perhaps a student telling me yesterday that my face was saying I was very angry might give you a hint.
I wasn’t angry at all. Not even upset. I was tired to the point of exhaustion. Sometimes that leads me to slap happy. Apparently this time it lead me to facial expressions that had my students terrified.
So, four cappuccinos on a Saturday morning just might be necessary, not an indulgence.
Has your week been one of thriving or surviving?
We’re at that 1/4 of the way through the year mark. How are your 2015 goals going? Have you made it to the 1/4 of the way mark towards them?
I’m happy to report I still know what mine are! I have even made some progress! Moved to a self-hosted blog finally, joined some blogging groups, being proactive in marketing myself, had an article published, promoting myself as a speaker, and accepting the risk of just putting myself out there in general. I don’t know if I’m 1/4 of the way there, but I’m absolutely focusing on my goals and getting there.
April starts next week, and with it comes Blogging from A-to-Z Challenge. Not only am I a participant this year, but I am also a Minion on S. L. Hennessy’s team. (Lauren blogs at Pensuasion. Be sure to check out her Superhero smack down during April!)
It isn’t too late for you to join the challenge. All you need to do is sign-up here, and then write a post based on the alphabet for every day except Sunday in April. The 1st is A, 2nd is B, 3rd C, etc. There are currently over 1400 blogs signed up to participate. Are YOU one of them? If so, leave your number on the list in my comments so I can find you!
I posted my theme reveal with hundreds of other participants earlier this week. You can see my thought process here. I’d love to get your feedback!
And, along with building community, #ThursdayTheologyBlogs is live for a month this week. We are looking for a co-host for April, and a lot more people to link-up with us this week. Please join us in tweeting about it, sharing the posts on the page, and make sure to vote for your favorite post by clicking like!
As you can see, even without the hundreds of papers to grade at school, my life is busy, busy, busy! I’d love for you to be a part of my craziness, though! Grab a cup, have a seat, and kick off your shoes. I’m ready to chill and chat!