Last January I shared my New Year's resolution to do more here. In 2015 my resolution was to do more. I wanted to get out there and live a little more by trying new things and saying yes to new opportunities. I think I did a lot to fulfill this resolution last year. Some of the new things that I accomplished last year, I still plan to do. For starters Tracy and I started a book club with some of our best friends and I can see this continuing for many years. We also attended our first board gaming convention with our cousin, who has been to many, this past year. We had a blast and have already ordered tickets for a board gaming convention in April. We had our first visit to a psychic and had tarot card readings. It was definitely very interesting. I swam with a dolphin on our summer vacation to Florida. I also went back to school last year to earn my next degree. These are just a few of the things that I did last year to really live my life.
So a lot happened last year and I want to keep that up this year. I want to keep exploring and trying new things. This year is going to get crazy hectic for me though. Between work, being back in school, and starting work on my National Board Certification I am going to be a busy busy bee. If you aren't in education you probably don't know about National Board Certified Teachers, but it is a crazy amount of work, but it is a great thing to have. It shows others in education that you know what you are doing. It is a prestigious title to have and it comes with a pay raise. All of this is going to keep me on my toes for the next 5 months. We are back to work after break, I have college classes starting in a couple of weeks, and I will be working on my first component for my National Boards. All of this seems like it could cause this upcoming year to be very stressful at times. Because of this my New Years resolution is have fun this year.
I am not going to let the stress get to me. Whenever it does, I am going to remember my resolution and take a break and have some fun. You need to be serious and a hard worker, but you can't be that way all the time. What do you suggest I do for fun this year?