Like the Energizer Bunny…
… the paper piles keep going and going and going!
I’d really love to just toss the whole mess (in the blue bin, of course!), but there are random pages of GOLD among the mess… like really great (online) portfolio pieces or those really awesome lesson ideas, so I will trek away at it:)
… And I am Excited.
That’s not to say I won’t miss Summer Holidays because they were Awesome!
This summer, I have climbed many of the world’s famous monuments with MeYou Health’s Monumental App. for iphone, http://monumental.meyouhealth.com/…
With Monumental, you can explore the monuments of the world, as you seek out and climb stairs in the real one. This iPhone game uses the internal accelerometer to track your stair climbing. When you reach the top of a monument, check out the view and collect souvenirs. EVERY STEP MATTERS:
This summer, I have unlocked my fitness/exercise potential. I have been a sporadic exercise-doer this since I was 17 years old. That Summer – I was Super Skinny, I might point out, though I thought I was a huge, gross fatty, and boy, could my 34 year old self kick that young stupid skinny cow’s butt right now – anyway, I discovered Cindy Crawford’s First Workout Video, on VHS! I did that video each and everyday that Summer. Why? Because I enjoyed doing the video; I enjoyed the work out. Then, there was the Roller Blading phase, that lasted about a Summer and the Elliptical Trainer Phase that lasted about the first few months after that one Christmas that I got it. And, the Gym that I visited sporadically for a year.
It seems that my Challenge is now to continue with the Exercise Routine; to focus on how good it actually makes me feel, and not to mention the sense of accomplishment I feel for having committed to Exercise. The other things I have been doing is Zumba – Feel the Music! It truly is a fun workout that doesn’t even seem like work, well, except for all the sweat!
The great thing about running up and down the stairs, aside from it being a FREE workout, is the Nature – birds and bugs and neighbourhood cats, AND a Stair Climbing Coach, thanks Mr. Cicada. Though, I totally woulda gone a whole lot faster if he had chased me!
Here is a tremendous gift that has been passed from somebody’s parents to their child upon embarking upon his future:
Whenever you have to make a tough decision or you are in a challenging predicament, read this list of words. Then close your eyes, be quiet and something amazing will happen. One of these words will jump out and steer you in the right direction…
Now, I am passing the Magic of these words to you:)
(Original Author Unknown)
Nicola Schneider, Occasional Teacher, 13 years