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In 2011….It’s time for you.

It’s that time of year, where we’re all amped up and excited about the resolutions and goals we’ve set for ourselves in the coming year. In approximately 1 month, those ambitions will take a backseat to the normal hustle and bustle of life. We all say that won’t be the case this year but lets face it- it probably will be. Here’s what I have to say about it. Take the time to make yourself an inspiration board to display in your office, bedroom, kitchen or anywhere else you look every single day. An inspiration board are images, words, phrases or anything else that inspires you. It will be a constant reminder to reach our goals and continue on the path we’ve set our for ourselves. Start a blog. Seriously. Even if you don’t think you have much to say, you do. To me, blogging is the modern day version of journaling. It’s YOUR blog and you can say whatever you want. You can vent, motivate, document, inform, and in return you might just be inspiring someone else. u. Take time out of each day for just for you. Stop being a mom, wife, teacher, accountant, or whatever it is that you “are” to just be YOU. Whether it be making a pot of coffee, reading a chapter from a book, sitting in a room all by yourself or taking a walk, the importance of you time is invaluable.
Inspiration Board: via. second wind interior design.

We are so optimistic and excited for what this next year has in store. I truly do think it’s going to be something wonderful. Wishing everyone so much happiness, health and love.

Good tree planter leads to great teacher?

Photo Credit Good.is

As a teacher, nature lover and someone who finds inspiration in too many things to name, this story from GOOD caught my eye and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share it.  I had never even heard of the “tree planting business” until reading this and trust me, it’s not as lovely as it sounds.  In fact, it turns out, the tree planting business is one of the most grueling, tiring and physically demanding jobs there is.  Josh Berkley fell into tree planting when no other jobs were keeping him interested.  It’s said that the average tree planter burns as many calories as a runner running a half marathon every single work day. Can you believe that?  Tree planting, rather, commercial reforestation is known mostly amongst the college aged students in Canada where many consider the tough work a rite of passage.  Josh, now a high school art teacher claims that working in the business is what makes him a great teacher: “Your students will look to you for inspiration. And the only way to ignite their passion is to demonstrate your own. So learn to love your subject matter and get excited about learning! You are a leader of the youth. You no longer have the luxury of hating your job. If you hate it, either stop hating it or quit.”  Hop on over to check out the full article.  Thank you for the inspiration, Josh!