What? How can that be a positive New Year's resolution? You might understand if you spoke with my family. I have heard grumblings for a while that I put work before them more than I should, so it is time to listen. After all, I have to take care of my own family first. But even in the short time since New Year's it has already proved challenging.
Those Twitter chats are just SO engaging! I learn something new and exciting with each one... I share my tidbits with others, and together we improve instruction for thousands of students throughout the world. And shall we talk about committees? My husband has said to me more than once, "You don't need to be on every *$@& committee." But there are important decisions being made with them. How can I not join? OK, so time for a reality check. To be honest, I want things my may. I have grand visions. "What if I'm not on the committee and they get it wrong?" I wonder. But here is where I need to remember that I work with a group of amazing educators. Would they "get it wrong" in any way, shape, or form? Absolutely not! So here is where I need to step back, take a breath, and trust in others.
Yes, it is time to start slacking off. I still plan to do right by my students, but I will also do right by my family. I mean, just look at them. They are worth it, even if they are Pirates fans!