I’m calling this the draft of the big year end, new year goal post. Ha..I said goal post. I still have football on my mind. Little shameless plug for Alabama playing in some bowl game on New Year’s Day.
Speaking of Alabama, when I think back over last year, you can be the day of January 7th will be etched in my head. It was the day Alabama won the National Championship after an undefeated season and our very own Mark Ingram takes home our first Heisman. I still have the memories of the party, the threat of snow the next day, and the excitement of those final minutes when I was in Tuscaloosa on the day we brought the BCS trophy to Alabama.
Anyway, this has been a good year, but I’m going into 2011 with bigger expectations. I think at times, I have low expectations of others. It’s like I’m almost expecting disappointment. Who wants to live like that? I tell myself that I’m just in this mindset so that WHEN people let me down, I’m okay with it because I was prepared. That’s incredibly sad, I think.
So right away, this next year is going to be about raising those expectations for myself and for other people. It’s funny how I have the highest hopes and goals for my 5 and 6 year olds that I teach. I believe in my heart that they can accomplish so much in my short 10 months with them. And I make sure they leave my room with the idea that they can reach for the sky if they want it. It’s time to extend those same expectations to people in my life and closest to my heart.
So, stay tuned. Tomorrow may be a multiple post day because I’ve got some high hopes for myself 😉
Because today, this is what I did..eat, Kindle, recipes, and nap. And I enjoyed each moment. I need this downtime…almost a hibernation…before Spring semester starts up again. My mind has to literally shut down for a while away from school.