6 out of 12, done! [4 days late…oops!]

July

Well, folks, we made it. We are halfway through 2017. Who would’ve thought?!

I feel like June for everyone tends to be a crazy month between the last days of school, graduations, summer starting, parties, nicer weather, etc. etc. For me, June didn’t even seem like it happened. I erased my dry-erase calendar and changed it from June to July and I was flabbergasted as to how we just made it through another month. But, hey, we did!

Looking back, in regards to my personal life, June brought:

  • Endless [and I mean, endless] amounts of graduation parties
  • Celebrating Father’s Day with my family
  • The end of the school year for my students
  • Receiving my new class list and re-decorating my classroom
  • Beginning of summer camp
  • A day-trip to Erie, PA to go to an indoor water park and restaurants that you cannot find here in WNY
  • The beginning of my summer class
  • Babysitting
  • My guinea pig’s first birthday [yes, we celebrated!]

I hope July brings bottomless margaritas, endless fireworks, and sandy bums to all my diehard readers. xoxo.

Oh, and happy birthday, America! You rock!

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January 20, 2017

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“We must think big and dream even bigger.” – President Trump

I’m gonna put it right out there from the start. I am not the biggest President Trump supporter. Watching the live images of Former President Obama and Former VP Biden and their families leave office has made me so uncharacteristically sad today. President Obama was the first President I ever voted for, so based on my own personal experience, it was the end of an era for me.

But, one thing that stood out above the rest in President Trump’s inaugural address today was the above quote. I am a big believer in that you should always, always, always follow your dreams, no matter who tries to knock you down, no matter who tries to stop you, no matter who tells you your dreams are unachievable. Do not give up.

You do not have to love the fact that Mr. Trump is our next President, you do not have to hate it, and honestly, you do not even have to care. But one thing that we can all come to realize through this election is that anything is possible. A multi-million dollar businessman is our new President. Our President, not a politician. Who would have ever thought?

His dream to become President can be dated back all the way to 1988, where he considered running for President as the Republican nominee but later chose not to run. Or even back to 1999, where he announced the creation of a presidential exploratory committee when he appeared on Larry King Live, and campaigned until February of 2000 for the Reform Party nomination.

I am sure that all those years ago, or even more recently with this past campaign, that people thought he was crazy. People thought he would never win, would never achieve his dream, would never fulfill this plan. But here we are, in 2017, and he has done it. It may not have been a welcome win for everyone in the United States, but a win it was.

On this day, 4 years from now, we could be in a completely different place than we are at this exact moment. Everything could change, or not much would change at all. Nobody knows what these next 4 years will bring, but we can get through it and come out stronger and better than ever. Anything is possible. xoxo.