As this school year ended, and my first pregnancy ended, it was easy for me to focus on the endings of things, instead of the new beginnings that lay ahead of me. During my first day of summer (yesterday to be exact), I sat and wrote out new blog titles that I wanted to to use for this blog. Elementary Endeavors didn't seem to fit anymore, as I hope to blog more about my life besides just teaching in the years to come. I settled on "This Elementary Life" I want this blog to become more of a lifestyle blog that includes teaching ideas as well. I suppose the pregnancy helped me realize for this first time that there is more to this life than just teaching. My entire life I have been 110% focused on my career and my students. I guess you could say that my life was all about teaching. Being pregnant, even if it was just for a little while, made me put myself first for the first time in my life. I realized there was something greater and more important than lesson plans or grading papers. I think the balance it has given me has been a blessing, as I have become a better teacher when I'm taking care of myself. This truly is a new beginning for me, in more ways than one.
So...what do you think of the new title?