Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Currently July

I'm not sure how I feel about it being July already (fastest summer ever?), but one good thing that always comes from the beginning of the month is Farley's Currently!

{Listening}: Joy Williams, "Before I Sleep"
Okay, everyone. Stop what you are doing and go buy this album. I absolutely loved The Civil Wars and it killed me that they broke up in their prime. But now 1/2 of the Wars, Joy Williams, has released a new solo album and it is amazing. Totally heartfelt, beautiful songs and lyrics, and of course her voice is unreal. Loving this entire album at the moment.

{Loving}: Summer!
Even though it seems like this summer is flying by, it's been a really great one so far! I just got back a week ago from traveling to Iowa for my brother's wedding and it was a blast. I loved meeting his wife's family and spending time with my family and friends who were able to travel to the wedding with us from Arizona. Last week, we also had an amazing time at our Arizona blogger meetup! I'm so grateful for the awesome friendships I've made with my fellow bloggers! We had a great time hanging out, eating food, and getting awesome prizes!

Speaking of awesome prizes, you can still win one of three SWAG bags that we all took home from the meetup! Click here to go enter the Rafflecopter... it is full of awesome stuff from GoNoodle, Lakeshore Learning, and Creative Teaching Press, among others!

{Thinking}: About my upcoming year: New School, New District!
As the next school year is quickly approaching, my new job has been on my mind a lot! After 6 years of working at a school I loved with a team I loved, my job was cut due to budget cuts. However, through it all I gained an exciting opportunity to work at an amazing school in a new district and I am so nervous! It's going to be strange to be the newbie where I don't know anyone or anything about the school. Change is always hard, but I know it's exactly where I'm supposed to be! Here's hoping it goes well. :)

{Wanting}: To get my stuff moved into my new classroom.
On the heels of my last paragraph, my living room is half filled with boxes, file folders, tote bags, and crates of all the stuff I had to move out of my old classroom! The rest is taking up space in my parents' garage. I am chomping at the bit to get it all moved in and start working on my new classroom. I know it's going to be a long process!

{Needing}: To get everything ready for VEGAS!
I. Am. So. Excited. For. Vegas!!!!! I wasn't able to go last year and it was so hard seeing everyone sharing their amazing pictures and not being a part of it! I've got most of my stuff ready... ordered new business cards, printed out my session handouts, got my name badges ready for various meetups.. now it's putting it all together and making sure I don't forget anything! It's so close... who else is going?!

{All-Star}: Giving Encouragement
I was having a hard time thinking of something that I'm "good at" without it seeming overly full of myself, because that is so not me! Then finally it came to me... encouraging others. I get so thrilled when my friends get amazing opportunities.. I get so excited for them and feel proud of their accomplishments. I love encouraging others and lifting their spirits. It makes me happy to make others feel supported and good about themselves that I always make a point to try and do that.

What are you currently up to this month? Click on the button below to head to Oh Boy 4th Grade to link up and share!


  1. Congrats on the new job!! I'm sure you are going to do great things there. I totally feel you on getting into your classroom though. I'm not moving districts, but I am moving classrooms and there is just so much to do. I am also going to Vegas and am so excited! I have all of my stuff but still don't feel organized! If you haven't already rsvp'd, you should check out our meet up on Friday (Kick back with the Primary Pack)!!
    Mrs. Masters’ Kinder Love

  2. Hi Caitlin,
    You will have so much fun at the TpT Conference - I went last year and had a blast! How exciting and nerve racking to start a new school and district, but I am sure it will be great! Good luck!


  3. You're right, change can be scary, but most of the time it'f for the best! I hope you are able to get everything into your new classroom, and I am sure you are going to do a fabulous job at your new school! I hope you have an amazing time in Vegas!! I couldn't make it this year but am so there next year! Thank you for sharing your Currently with us, it was great to read more about you! I love your blog theme, it's so perfect!! Have a wonderful week!

    Warmest Wishes,
    Kindergarten Dragons