Today I want to take a step back from the tutorials and recipes to get a little bit more personal with you all. There has been a lot going on here, both behind the scenes and right out in front, and I feel like this would not be an open place for everyone if I didn’t acknowledge that. I’ve always been a slave to routine, so experiencing so many new and different things is very outside my comfort zone. This week has been an excellent lesson in learning to embrace change.
Embracing Change with a New Look on Social Media and the Blog
If you’re one of my Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram fans, you may have noticed the name switch lately from Rushed Mommy to Simply Sweet Days. Both are still me, but Simply Sweet Days is more closely aligned with the message I want to send to the world. It’s a message of encouragement, of finding the fun in life, and bringing family together. I’d love for you to join me on social media channels, shared at the bottom of this post, as we begin this journey of embracing the sweet opportunities of each day.
The blog has had a bit of a facelift too, thanks to the wonderful web design company Eye Heart Creative. I hope you like it!
Embracing Change with A New Chapter at Work
Next school year I’ll be taking a big leap and going from teaching 2nd grade to teaching 6th grade. My nine years of experience so far has always been in the lower grades, from Pre-K to 3rd. This will be my first full year as a 6th grade teacher. I’ve met some of the students and I have a ton of support from my boss so I know I’m going to like it. However it will be the fifth year in a row that I’ve changed grade levels, and the seventh time in 5 years that I’ve had to move classrooms. It would be nice to have a mellow, predictable start to the new school year but apparently that’s not how things go for Nikki. 😉
So what am I doing to embrace all these new changes?
Lots of deep breaths. When you’re working with technology and social media transitions, things can and often do go wrong. I’ve had my fair share of frustrations over the last week or two. But I have to keep reminding myself that nothing has to be fixed right this very minute. Patience is a virtue.
Remaining thankful for what I have. I love blogging and being a part of the online community of women. Last week I connected with hundreds of bloggers at an LA conference called BlogHer. The drive and courage these women have is so incredibly inspiring. It makes me want to reach for the stars with them.
Find me on social media and let’s stay in touch!