It’s been more than a week since the start of 2014, but I still don’t feel like it’s the New Year yet since classes don’t begin until Monday, Jan. 13. So, these past few days, I’ve been stuck in my office updating syllabi and moving over last semester’s course content to the new blank shells. (I was able to get away to Miami for one day for a journalism conference sponsored by Google!)
Anyway, I’m looking forward to meeting my new crop of students and hoping I can continue to feel like I’m exactly where I belong in front of the classroom giving back the education that’s been handed down to me. I realized over the winter break that as much as I love teaching and caring for others, I still need to live for myself and do what I want to do. This means that I’m going to start riding my bicycle more and renewing my CrossFit membership because those things bring me happiness. I also traded in my car over the winter break and scored myself a Yamaha blue Ford Ranger so I’ll be riding a lot more in the coming months as well.