Good morning! I hope your weekend was a good one!
I have been so busy lately that it feels like last week and the weekend were one giant blur of student teaching things and babysitting. Whew.
So, if you had asked me to write this post last week Wednesday or Thursday, I really don’t think I’d have been able to. (Especially on Thursday) I was feeling really down probably in part because of stress, but mostly because of this awful acid reflux/EoE stuff. I can’t thank you all enough for your positivity and encouragement, but still, this disease sucks.
My mom got me in with an allergist on Thursday, and in short, the woman really had no idea what to do. She had lots of speculations and gave me some tips on what to eat, and I also got a steroid to take in the meantime to hopefully relieve the symptoms, but it was a bit disheartening. I’m not really blaming her, because doctors really don’t have much to go off other than studies, and everyone is different. I guess I had hoped that she could have told me something I was missing, something that would make the constant burning, pressure, and discomfort go away.
Anyway, I’ve been mostly sticking to the diet I mentioned in Wednesday’s post, and I’ve begun taking the steroids. Thankfully it’s not as bad as it was last week.
On that note, I decided a dose of positivity would be exactly the right way to start this week off!
Marvelous is…my parents. They are so supportive of me, emotionally and mentally. My mom worked hard to get me that appointment, and while I probably sound really negative about it, I do know that it helped. I so appreciate the fact that they aren’t taking the “buck up, you’ll find a way to make it better” approach – they feel awful about it and really are helping me be proactive.
Marvelous is…my brother beginning his college education. It’s just so weird to think that he’s there right now, no longer in grade school! Come to think of it, it’s weird that he’s going to college and I’m kind of returning to grade school…
Marvelous is…the opportunity I have in student teaching. Yes, I’m paying for 13 credits to be there. No, I’m not getting paid a single cent, and will be spending money on gas, supplies, etc. But I already like my coordinating teachers and I’m excited (and incredibly nervous) to get started!
Marvelous is…that one of my friends is also working at the same HS! I met Audra in England (we were both studying abroad at Kingston University) and have never had any contact with her in the State other than facebook, and lo and behold, she has her first teaching job at the same place I’m going to be!
Marvelous is…the shopping spree I went on with my mom on Saturday. We went to Goodwill and TJ Maxx where I got loads of good work clothes for a good price. We also went to HomeGoods, and I’m now obsessed. Wow.
Marvelous is…the weather we’ve been having. For the last couple of weeks it had been cooling down significantly. While I didn’t mind it, it made me think of fall which made me think of winter which I hate. 😛 This week it’s supposed to be super toasty, and I’m excited for it to feel like summer again.
Marvelous is…the support I’m getting about student teaching from everyone. My neighbors (the people I babysit for), my friends, my family, you all – everyone is being so supportive. I’m an anxiety-ridden wreck right now, because that’s just what I do, but still, the kind words that I’ve been hearing from everyone are so wonderful. Just the other day, the eight year old girl that I sit told me I would be “perfect.” Seriously, it doesn’t get much better than that.
Marvelous is…the tv shows I’ve been enjoying the last few weeks. Breaking Bad has been awesome, and gives me something to look forward to on a Sunday (usually I’m dreading Monday! 😉 ) and The White Queen is so good, it’s ridiculous. Totally up my alley.
Marvelous is…the summer that I’ve had. It has been such a good one. This week pretty much marks the end of it: I have 3 days of student teaching meetings, a day of babysitting, and a four day weekend. Can’t complain about that!
Questions for the day:
How do you stay positive when something really has you down?
What is one of the best opportunities you’ve ever had?
Have you ever been to HomeGoods?
What tv shows are you enjoying right now?
Most importantly, have a great day, everyone. 🙂