What a whirlwind my first semester as an elementary school librarian has been! I had to really prioritize the past few months in order to keep my head above water in grad school all while being the best librarian I could be for my school community. It. Was. Hard. But I survived, managed to pull off a 4.0 for my whole graduate career, throw the best family night my school has ever seen, hold a book fair that did awesome sales wise, managed to still be a good mom and a great wife, and still maintained regular date nights with my honey. How? By the grace of God! No, seriously…
I feel like I have a lot to catch up on though since I had to put my blog on hold for a hot minute while I made magic happen elsewhere. I ended my year on a wonderful note though-my son got to witness his momma walk across the stage and graduate with her master’s degree and a week later we headed for Colorado and Utah on a ten day road trip. It was much needed. I had planned to blog while on vacation, but my brain really needed a break so I skipped it and opted for sight-seeing and snuggling up on the couch with the family while watching The Office for the billionth time 😝.
Even after ten days, we still managed to come home and have a week left before having to go back to school. I worked on stuff around the house, threw a fun NYE party with my sisters, friends and our kiddos and even had some family photos snapped by my favorite photographer (theimagediaries.com). Maggie moved a few years ago to Alaska with her husband (he’s in the Air Force), so while she visited this Christmas, she did a mini photo session with us. It’s been too long since we’ve had some outstanding photos done of us and I was so grateful that she chose to spend one of her days with us!
Anyways, moving on to the good stuff… I decided I would break my Chronicles of a First Year Librarian Part 2 into smaller sections to kind of dive into what this semester was like after I hit the ground running (more like sprinting 🏃🏼♀️🏃🏼♀️). So check out the following posts-hopefully they can be helpful either in content or just support for those that are novel like myself!