A Little Life Update

Life has a funny way of showing you exactly where you need to be. Sometimes you have to make difficult choices to create to grow and be happy.

I feel like I haven’t updated you in a while, and let me just say, I have a lot to tell you about my personal life. Over the past several months, around December to be exact, I started thinking about my future. I graduated with my masters is technical communication in December and with the completion of that little piece of paper, came new outlooks. I started thinking, where do I go from here? I pondered new careers, new cities, new living spaces. After while I’m not leaving education, not changing cities (for now) and despite putting a deposit down on an apartment I opted to stay at home and continue saving. So then what? There’s no big changes happening, what’s going on? While I was in Palm Springs I found myself frequently saying, I’ll plan for X when I’m not in season. Hopefully I don’t have X when X comes around. I did some thinking, goal setting and soul searching while in that beautiful garden at The Parker, and left feeling satisfied and at peace when I left Palm Springs with a bright outlook, plan and some decisions made. Last week I mentioned in my Instagram Story that I was getting ready to go to my last swim team banquet. After six years, I made the difficult decision to step away from the coaching world and my swim team. Of course I love those kids dearly, and support them more than anything, but I am a found believer in chasing dreams and doing what you love. Quite frankly, The Sports Brat is a dream for me, and I essentially wanted to make more time for it. I need to dedicate more time to it, and give it everything it deserves. More weekends free to do the things I want to do, and not feel guilty for doing me.

In additional to stepping down from my head coach position, at the end of the school year I am breaking away from teaching English, and moving into a new subject – Journalism. I love English, I love reading, writing, all of it, but I want to teach the kids about this. This world; content creation, story writing, editing – being creative. Journalism, Yearbook, Photo Journalism  and Broadcasting (the new courses I will be teaching), will give me the opportunity to share and brainstorm with students on how to create and produce. And of course that’s a way for me to learn, too. Creatives learn from creatives no matter how old they are. So I’m excited for what is to come. I’ve got so many trips planned – you’ve heard me mention Boston, New York and Dripping Springs several times, but there’s so much more coming in between. I can’t wait to fill you in on so many things that are happening. I’m excited for this new beginning. Change is good and exciting. I am a firm believer in doing things that make you happy. I applaud those that can stay in one profession doing the same thing for twenty plus years; that’s not me. I am one of those struggling with teacher burnout and my boredom reached an all time high, that’s why I’m making this change.

It may sound like more busyness is on my plate, but I assure you, I’ve talked this through with people that have been in the position I’m taking on and thought this through, and several prayers were said. I know this is right. So here’s to the new, and all of the cool things that are on the way. With that, TSB is going to see a little bit of a change. I’ve been talking about going to games, game day prep and style, but I want to get into the realness of sports. Over the next several weeks, you are going to see from different content – me actually talking about the sports I love to watch so much. I have so many thoughts in my head and things I want to discuss. You will see what I am talking about after the upcoming 2019 NFL Draft. Stay tuned…

 

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