As we begin to count down the hours and minutes until the new year, what better time than now to reflect on times past. In honor of auld lang syne, (my favorite song to ring in the new year) I would like to post the few songs that have stood the test of time and gotten me through the challenges of this year. New and old; a variety of genres, music is what calms my soul and brings me strength. I hope that it can speak to you as it does to me.
I know there are probably more but these are the ones I can remember as of right now. I will leave you with my favorite rendition of Auld Lang Syne and I hope you are blessed with the best 2016 you can ask for.
Playlist Inspiration: Cool, crisp vocals & warm tones with a introspective focus perfect for a country drive back home.
Amber Waves ~ Erin McCarley
Something We Can All Leave Behind ~ The Sun and the Sea
These Times ~ SafetySuit
Ledges ~ Noah Gunderson
Here ~ Alessia Cara
Drag Me Down ~ One Direction
Crystals ~ Of Monsters and Men
*more to come…
I haven’t posted in a while mostly because I haven’t been inspired to write anything lately as well as the madness of finishing up the semester and properly enjoying the holidays. But now that its officially 2015 I am ready to turn a new page and hope to post more regularly for my handful of followers. x When I consider the new year, of course I am tempted to make resolutions and promises to myself of changes I will make but I know I will inevitably fall short of my own expectations because I mean really… Has one day really made that much a difference? Probably not. I don’t feel much different than I did yesterday…
But I do feel inspired. And I guess that’s all that really matters. No I probably won’t exercise everyday or be super organized, never procrastinate or stress, or completely rid myself of a boring wardrobe or the negative influences in my life but I will try my best. I will try to look forward with a positive attitude, with grace and drive. To make a difference or at least do something a little different. I begin the new year, keeping in mind a mantra that I have adapted from an Amy Poehler quote: I want to be someone who does things. I don’t want to be someone anymore who judges or talks about what people do. I want to be someone and be around people who dream and support and do things…
And whether or not I accomplish everything I set out to or I make mistakes along the way, I must remember to cherish these moments and take them in stride because these times too will pass and one day I’ll look back and think, “I made it through”.
As a future educator, advocacy is an important factor I must consider in empowering all of my students.
Inclusion of children with special needs and disabilities begins with adults who are respectful of all children’s rights to belong and participate fully in early care and education settings. All children have the right to dignity and respect and not to be judged by their special needs or disability. To ensure this right of respect, I will use People First Language.
For more information, check out this handy poster
and to join me in the pledge to use people first language, CLICK HERE!