This book sounds fascinating. I need to freeze time so I can have a chance to read all of the books that I would like to. I might have to order this one. Makes me ask myself the questions, how can I make learning more social? The Social Animal by David Brooks
Until I made this list, I had been avoiding the trend of skinny jeans. For a while I didn't like them and then for a while I didn't think I was skinny enough for the trend. But I decided that I should own a pair. The weekend of my birthday I when to my favorite clothing place-Banana Republic- and bought a pair. Not only did they fit... I realized I looked good in them! I wore them out that night and to my birthday picnic the next day. I am loving my new skinny jeans and my first To Do has been checked off!
I like this analogy. I find it very true in chemistry. Chemistry continually builds. If they don't understand a concept in the first semester, it can come back and cause difficulties in the second semester. How do you help students not have gaps and holes?
I love making lists. To-Do lists in particular. (Though grocery lists come in a close second.) I feel more at ease, less stressed and more productive when I have a good To-Do list written. And then the best part can begin, I can start crossing things off. Sometimes I will even add something I did that was not on my list- to my list, just so I can cross it off.
So, when I came across a list made by my friend Sutton I knew I had to create one as well. I am excited about my 28 before 29 list. And, of course, I can wait to start crossing things off. My goal is to document each of my 28 things. I never been a good journal keeper but I think this will be a great way to document my 28th year.
Thanks Sutton! Can't wait to hear all about your adventures and to get started on my own.
I have discoverd a new favorite quote. "To say yes, you have to sweat and roll up your sleeves and plunge both hands into life up to the elbows." -Jean Anouilh
I love the imagery of this quote. Meaningful work requires you to go all in-- all they way to your elbows. I think I also love this quote because it reminds me that meaningful work requires you to sweat. I love to sweat. I feel a sense of renewal and release when I sweat. Sweating can release tension from a hard day or make a great day that much better. It is through sweating that I feel like I have lived that day. I want to live life where I plunge into it up to my elbows-- in my job, in relationships, in my training/racing, and in my faith. I am ready to roll up my sleeves.