It's time for start holding myself more accountable and I present to you a Monday Meeting post where I outline the week's goals.
Monday: Write 500 words, work 4-10
Tuesday: Bike for 30 min, write 250 words, class 11-9, host TPR* at 10pm
Wednesday: Run with dogs, write 500 words, work 11:30-4:30, work on homework
Thursday: Bike 30 mins, write 250 words, class 11-5, host TPR* at 10pm
Friday: Run with dogs, write 1000 words, probably work 4-10
*The Practice Room is the awesomest place where you unplug for an hour and then reconvene to chat about your successes and troubles with writing. Or life, either way, it's super. Join me for my first time as host on Tuesday at 10pm ET and my second time as host on Thursday at 10pm ET.
So far, I owe $29 to Room to Read. Not too shabby, I feel. That means that of the last sixteen days, I have gone four days without writing. This may not be too altruistic, but my cap for the month is going to be $5, so I have one day of floundering left. I will donate my January total + the $25 base on February 1. For the rest of the year, I will be donating a dollar per day, if I fail to write anything. In my personal resolution, blogging does not count.
I have to complete at least twenty hours of classroom observation for my Intro to Ed class. I am a little nervous to be barging in on an English classroom full of teenagers. If you're a teacher, do you have experience being a CT (cooperating teacher)? If so, what have been the best and worst things to come from hosting your classroom to an observer. I have not chosen the school that I'd like to go to fulfill my requirement, but there are only five high schools around here to choose from. I could choose the one I went to myself, but then I'd run the risk of running into a million people I know.
My health resolution for 2011 is to eat things like oatmeal and smoothies. I have gone one day without eating one or the other (or both). For me, that's astonishing because I typically eat crappy food, or engorge myself on semi-healthy food.
I am listening to No Doubt's The Beacon Street Collection because my iTunes told me I should.
Anything else you'd like to know about? What about you? Are you holding yourself accountable? If not, don't do it for me, do it for yourself.