Friday, August 24, 2012

Math + Working for My Goals

Hello! I'm trying to get back into the swing of blogging again- we'll see how it goes!

This week I have been rooted at my desk reviewing one of my least favorite subjects- math- in preparation for the GRE. Today that seems to be particularly hard, as it is both the last day I have to study and the very last weekday of summer before I go back to work teaching at the high school. When I woke up at 8 AM this morning, part of me was aching to stay in bed for a few more hours and then go grab a bagel and head to the beach for a long, long walk and workout. I would love to enjoy myself doing whatever I want to today before the crazy hectic reality of teaching another year sets in, but the reality is that the GRE, this very daunting, anxiety causing test that determines if I can get into graduate school or not, is ever closer. As an art teacher, my life is relatively free of math beyond basic arithmetic for budgeting and the last time I really delved into the subject was senior year calculus in high school (2006!!).  I'm due for a refresher if I want a good score and studying for it today (and the work I've put into studying this past week as well) will pay off majorly for the long run tomorrow.

One of the goals that I set for myself last year when I began teaching full time was that I would complete my master's degree before turning 30.  Since I plan to work full time and go to school part time during the school year, to make that goal happen, I need to get myself in gear ASAP.  I have so many hopes and dreams for myself and my family, but those will never happen if I don't think towards the future and make a plan of action to reach those goals!

On that note, I'll leave you and get back to work with my pencil and calculator.  I promise to be back with a fun post about homes, decor, and projects soon!

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