Very excited to join up for this month's Weekend Warriors.
Now for a 3-2-1 about me!
1.) When I read this article, I just adored it because it fit me to a tee (except, I'm not so sure about #8).
Other than feeling like sometimes I purposely go the "long way" to avoid conversation and totally being against phone calls, I so agree with feeling like my best around kids. I'm just a totally different person around my kiddos! I never overthink anything with them, I'm loud, and any love I give them is always reciprocated. I will be the first to say that eleven year-olds are my favorite people ever. :)
Oh, and MY LORD, you better not expect me to do anything crazy over the weekend. That's totally my blessed recharge time.
2.) My decorated room is my baby.
Excuse the random tools, but you get the idea.
I just LOVE August, because that's when I get to go unpack, organize, and decorate. I'm very, very picky about keeping everything ornamental in my room limited to turquoise, yellow, gray, white, and black. In other words, I'm that annoying teacher that if you ask me, "Hey, I have a free ______. Do you want it?" I always reply, "Depends, what color is it?"
3.) I could never, ever teach a grade younger than 5th. I just love the kids and curriculum in the "bigger" grades! In fact, if I ever want to change things up, I'll look into moving to Language Arts in middle school. I even put on my resume when I was first looking for a job right out of college that I'd love to teach "the awkward years." ;)
1.) I love food. Like, food is my happy place (luckily I know I also need long dog walks, swimming, and yoga to destress or I'd be in baaaaaad business). I love cooking at night. I love spending an evening menu planning for the following week. I cannot travel without snacks. I have the largest, most absurd lunch box and I love packing lunches. I love doing some meal prep on Sundays. I absolutely adore going to the largest HEB in the area every Saturday morning, early. I love making a special trip to specialty grocery stores to ask their cheese recommendations (I try to have cheese and crackers for dinner every Thursday night). I love baking bread, I own way too many crockpots, and I'm just a bit high maintenance about knives and Pyrex storage containers. If I find that I have some extra spending money, I sign up for cooking classes and during the summer, I teach cooking to past students. I. Love. Food.
My name's Haley and I have a problem. ;)
2.) I totally pick out my clothes for the week, no shame. It makes me happy and it makes my mornings so easy.
I even had a bar installed in my room just specifically for my "picked-out" outfits, based on the following Pinterest picture.
Aaaaand I'm pretty sure I wrote my college application essay on how I like to play dress-up, picking out clothes. No shame.
Lastly, I have a goal of seeing three new places a year, but I wanted a bucket list item that was something a bit different. I have a fancy Canon camera and I'd love to really learn how to use it and edit photos. I think it'd be so fun to learn to take those really precious family pictures as a fun hobby on the side and, possibly, as a small business.
And, because I couldn't just narrow it down to one item, I also want to own a small camper one day to explore the United States on small weekend trips on long road trips.
Whew! That's my 3-2-1. Thanks so much for the fun linky! xox