November 22, 2021 – Today’s 3 things: Nestle Tollhouse Chocolate chip cookies and now that I live by myself I actually get to eat some; I am grateful for the wonderful woman who came to clean my apartment today. I treated myself to a professional cleaning before the holidays and it was worth every penny; I am grateful for Biofreeze on my aching back after a 14 hour work day. #choosejoy #3things #gratitude
I am so very grateful for my tribe. As I begin my journey into publishing and writing the support I have received from people in my life has been amazing, uplifting, and life-affirming. I am grateful for the ability to persevere and turn what I have experienced into tangible tools to help others. I am grateful for the space heater at my side right now because brrrrrr, it’s cold! #3things #choosejoy #graditude
As I prepare for for my trip this summer with students I am continuing my tradition of keeping a smash book throughout the journey. I can’t wait to fill it!!
We are traveling with Education First Tours (EF Tours) and will be visiting Germany, France, Spain, and Portugal on a 16 day trip. I have the largest group yet, at 27 travelers. I encourage them to write about their experiences while we are traveling and I model this with my smash book. Writing down the little jokes and other things that make you laugh; exploring your feelings as you are far from home in a new culture, recording your memories for years to come…these are the things I tell my students when they ask “what should I write about?”