At a conference last weekend I met someone who follows our blog and she asked “What are you doing this year?” – This made me realize that I haven’t shared much on the blog this year.

This year teaching hasn’t been the focus of my life for the first time in a long time! It is strange to not be putting in the crazy long hours and thinking non stop about my students but I definitely think it is good for me too. So if I’m not teaching all the time then what am I doing?

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In just over a week, I’m leaving for a five week trip to Fiji and New Zealand and I can’t wait! I am going to Fiji on my first ever solo travel trip and then I am meeting two of my best friends for a three week road trip in New Zealand. Traveling is something that I’m very passionate about and I have been saving up and working extra jobs trying to save for this trip so I’m really excited that it is all coming together.

And… I’m getting married!

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We are planning our wedding for next summer so I have been spending way too much time researching and planning for that. I’m absolutely loving it too! I always said that if I wasn’t a teacher I would have been an event planner so I guess I’m trying to live that out this year haha.

On that note, I have actually been teaching as well it just doesn’t feel quite like the full time gig. I am currently covering one of Karley’s jobs until she returns from mat leave and it has been a lot of fun! It’s a grade 7 class and I am teaching math and social studies so I’ve been able to focus on the election coming up. I am also subbing the other days, and although it isn’t my favourite job, I do enjoy visiting different teaching friends at different schools.

I will be on the lookout for a full time job when I return from my trip and I’m really looking forward to diving back into the teaching world after a much needed friend/travel break first!

Meaghan