NKOTB Hijacked My Week!

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Do you ever have one of those really busy weeks where you decide you’re going to be super productive so you schedule out your entire week, practically down the the half hour, so you can fit everything you want and need to do into the allotted time? I did that on Sunday and STILL didn’t make/find time to work out even once! Aiyiyi! But this happened:

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You know how I was all excited about the concert and a little sad that they weren’t doing an after dark event or anything? Well, I arrived at the concert and it turned out that I didn’t need to do anything extra to get closer. My aisle seat in row 8 turned out to be second row tickets next to the stairs that the dancers and performers would enter and exit from sometimes. It was just amazing. As stupid as this seems to be excited about, I could see their pores. That’s how close I was. It was exactly the experience I wanted and worked out and got under 200 pounds for. I was giddy like a little kid, jumping up and down, screaming, smiling manically, having the time of my flipping life! I didn’t even dream that I’d have face time with any one of them, so to have made eye contact with Donnie and hugged on Danny* was pretty awesome. Add to that when Donnie saw Bradley and he mimed twisting a mustache, then gave Bradley the thumbs up, I was actually a little jealous! LOL! Again, it was one of those moments that means nothing and everything, but it made my month, for sure!

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In addition to the insane joy that NKOTB added to my life this week, I also had a track meet, lots of testing at school, a music performance, sub plans to prep for and, most importantly, I needed to prepare for my end of the year evaluation. That happened on Wednesday, as well, and I’m pleased to report that I did really well. I’ve come full circle, back to the foundation of who I am as a teacher. I am much more confident and capable now than before, and it’s lovely to hear my voice and know that who I am, how I teach and my philosophy of education is valued and validated in my newer setting.

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Tomorrow I am thrilled to be returning to booty camp again. On Saturday I’m running a color vibe 5K. Sunday I hope to hike. Exercise will be the focus, again, outside of my family and work life, and it feels good to be embracing it again after two spotty weeks!

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*Truth absolutely told, I rapidly tossed my phone to Bradley so he could get the picture when Danny came off stage to hug on us blockheads. It was taking forever, we were standing there smiling, Danny got irritated and said “What the f**k, man! Be ready!” I was chuckling because he’s notorious for being a little grumpy and how was I supposed to be ready for a photo op that I had no idea would happen?! It turned out that my phone crashed as soon as I grabbed Danny and tossed my phone, so Bradley had to reload it and it took a sec. Some time for that to happen! No harm no foul. šŸ˜‰

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