Monthly Archives: May 2017

Send help! 

As my first year of being a teacher is slowly… very slowly coming to an end, I’m realizing it’s been nothing less than an adventure. 

I’m also realizing I’m finding it harder and harder to do things that make me happy. I’m so tired and I just want to be quiet sometimes. Just to have some time where I don’t have to make decisions, answer questions or give directions. Which usually looks like me spending any free time in bed watching tv mindlessly. 

There’s so many things that I used to love that would bring me genuine joy. I loved exploring new places and taking pictures. I enjoyed painting and creating art. I used to love running and exercising. I loved just going for walks and listening to good music. 

As the weather is nicer, I’m still going to be crazy busy but I really have to find a way to do more things for myself. Even if it’s just sitting on my porch and relaxing with a book. 

How can I find time to do things for myself when I’m so busy doing things for others? If anyone has wise words, advice or suggestions please share. I’m open to some motivation! 

– Even those who usually spread motivation need some once in a while- 

-Z 

Religion or not; Sending out good vibes

As a teacher, religion has always been something that was a question that you don’t ask. 

Religion is a controversial topic that is either a heavy debate ending with offended people or a topic you just don’t discuss openly. Personally, I’ve always been curious about religion because it wasn’t explicitly taught or introduced to me growing up. What resulted growing up without a specific religion chosen for me: I was able to come to my own conclusions. 

While in no way am I an expert in my own religion or others, there are some things I believe that help me get through the day. 

I believe that everything happens for a reason. I believe that the universe has a plan for us and that each good or bad decision that changes your life… there’s a reason for it. 

I believe that if you send out good vibes into the universe, you’ll get good vibes back. There’s no science behind this, but having a positive mindset often results in positive outcomes… at least in my experiences. 

I believe that there are signs that help us make decisions. No I don’t think that some higher being is sitting up there telling us to do one thing or another but I do believe that the universe is not out to get us. It’s just trying to help so it sends us hints now and then; kinda like trusting your gut. When you really want something and it’s just not happening for whatever reason, maybe it’s not the right time or it’s not meant to happen. 

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think that we should give up trying and working hard because the universe has a plan. It just helps me get through the day knowing that there’s a reason for all the obstacles and all the frustrations. It helps knowing that working hard pays off but even if you mess up, it’s ok. 

So in times like this, when I struggle with things in my life, I like to think that it’s all part of the plan and I just have to hold out till the good part. 

So I hope today, you send out some positive vibes, get some signs you were waiting for and trust that everything will be ok even if it’s not the way you envisioned. 

-Z