I'm sitting here writing on New Years Day, thinking about all of the resolutions my friends have been posting up on social media and all of the resolutions that I have not made for myself. It's not that I don't believe in bettering myself; I am a strong believer in the continuous betterment of the self through constantly learning and staying healthy and fit. Yet, I still don't make resolutions. Maybe it's that I truly do believe that this should be constant and not once a year. Maybe I just don't want to add any more goals to my goal-filled agenda. I'm not fully sure why I don't make resolutions but I don't. Each year, though, I read other people's resolutions and I wonder how long they will stick with it. I always hope that they stick with it for the long haul but we all know how rare that is!
This year I almost broke tradition and made a resolution to write blogs more often. I try to write one to two a month. Sometimes I write more and sometimes I write less, but I find it more important to write something that I find applicable to many people. Or at least that is my goal. I think that we teachers have a lot on our plate and sometimes it is great to find a blogger who gets what it's like "in the trenches". I understand what it's like trying to balance life and work and trying to make sense of it all. I like to find meaning in my work yet, I want to have a fulfilling personal life as well. Trying to have it all is possible with some organization and juggling lessons!
That is why I did not succumb to the resolution temptation. If I were to make that resolution and write blog posts each week, it may throw off the balance that I try hard to help you find through this blog. Heck, I'm still looking for it as it is! If I were to spiral out of control into a world with no form of balance, I would be of no help to anyone including my students or myself. Sometimes, we need to see our limitations as just a part of the beauty that makes us unique.