Thanks for tomorrow

“Tomorrow is the most important thing in life.

Comes into us at midnight very clean.

It’s perfect when it arrives and puts itself in our hands.

It hopes that we learned something from yesterday.” — John Wayne

I am writing this post on September 11th, yesterday. I was in the 5th grade on that day and now I am learning how to teach 5th graders. I get to see another tomorrow because of all the people who give their lives every day for tomorrows. I owe it to them to learn from yesterday and do something good with all the tomorrows I’ll get to live. I encourage you to use your yesterdays as a learning tool for what you will produce, what you will do for all your tomorrows. To sum it up, thank you to all those who fight for tomorrow.

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Fading away…

I made this for my parents in 1995. I was 5 years old and in Preschool. It has sat on my Dad’s dresser ever since I can remember.

Apparently I liked to write my S’s backwards and make my r’s as tall as my h’s in my name. I can assure you I do not write my name like this now.

If you can’t tell these are my handprints in the cement in our drive way. It was poured in 1995. They, along with my name and year have almost faded away.

My hands are much much bigger now. And just like my prints in the cement my childhood and teenage years are beginning to fade away. I know I am only 22 but I feel like I have have lived through so much already.

The words I would like for you to live by today are, “Today is the oldest you’ve ever been and the youngest you’ll ever be again.”

To sum it up life is too short to let it start fading away, so do whatever you can to remember and enjoy it. Do all you can to live it.

Too busy lovin’ my life

Your mission: Be so busy loving your life you have no time for hate, regret, or fear.

I have been very busy lately! So busy that I have not had very much time to myself. Surprisingly I have been alright with this (I have to have some me time). All summer I was busy working at my internship every week day and loving it.

After finishing my internship I was busy attending my county fair to watch my favorite 4-Hers show their livestock and having conversations with some of my favorite farmers.

Next thing I knew I was meeting my mentor teachers for my student teaching placement. Lucky for me my school is close to the Indiana State Fairgrounds and I was able to attend the 2012 Ham Breakfast to kick off our great Indiana State Fair. That next day I volunteered for Habitat for Humanity representing Marion County Farm Bureau. I also worked for Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom later that day. It was a long and busy day but I loved volunteering and teaching!

I made it through my first week of student teaching. I absolutely love my school, I feel so welcomed and the staff is so supportive of me and the other student teacher interns. The students are awesome! Who knew I would ever love the 6th grade again!

After my first day of student teaching I headed over to the State Fairgrounds to watch the Grand Champion Drive. I love watching 4-H kids showcase their livestock! It’s a great way to show people how the ag industry cares for their animals.

This past weekend I visited Nashville, TN for a great family friend’s wedding. I loved that city and cannot wait to visit again. Of course I purchased a pair of boots. I may have an addiction to boots, but twenty years from now I’ll be so glad I got them!

To sum it all up, I’ve been one busy gal! I’m loving every moment of my busy life and have no regrets, except maybe the shoes I wore to student teach in yesterday!

Have you been as busy as me? Are you loving it or do you need a break? Either way I hope you are loving your life!

Photo Friday: Twenty years from now

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

— Mark Twain

Twenty years from now I am going to be glad I bought these boots.

I’ll sum it up for you in my own words:

“So pull on those boots. Point them in the direction of the horizon. Walk away with your head held high. Scuff up your soles. Kick up some dirt. Live your life.”

Here’s to the next twenty years pulling on my new boots!