I have always been a go-getter and a worker. I decided to take 6 vacation days to enjoy winter break with my family this year and I have to admit that I don't like where my mind is going. I am exhausted- actually I'm burnt out. I have always loved education and I have been committed to students, teachers, and families that I serve, but this vacation I have been thinking about my future differently. I'm not trying to be negative, but I am trying to be honest. I have been missing out on so much of my life because I have been working too much. I should be able to work hard and still be present for my family and friends. I don't want to miss any more of my children's basketball games or be cooking dinner at 8:00pm because I was working late.
I need to refocus in 2020 and that is why my #oneword2020 is see. I hope that seeing will allow me to be more present for others and for myself.
Over the next few days, I encourage all of you to take some time to determine your one word for 2020.