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Blog Challenge: Part 5

Hello and happy Thursday!

Today, I’m continuing on with my “Blog Challenge” and answering…

Prompt #11…

Most Proud Moment:

Not sure if this means a time I was proud of myself or proud of others, so let me tag all the bases…

That being said, per usual, it’s difficult to write about myself, but my first thought was that I was proud of myself when I finished my second Master’s degree…

I completed it in about a year and a half while the kids were really young. My school was a part of a grant, and I had less than two years to complete the Reading Specialist degree that went with my literacy specialist job. I didn’t have to have the degree, but the tuition was free and the program was all online. The kids were two to three years old during that time. There were many late nights where I’d write papers and submit assignments through those years. Travis was Super Dad during that time too. I always think about the opportunities I’ve had in my career thanks to my two Master’s degrees. They’ve opened a lot of doors for me, and I’m grateful that I took the time to complete them when I did.

Also, I was proud of myself when I made the decision to move to my current school. I knew it would be hard to say goodbye to a school I was at for 12 years with so many wonderful friends and then start fresh in a very established school. That being said, I knew it was the right call for my family. The kids were just starting school, and I needed to be on the same schedule as them in the same district. An added bonus is that my current district pays more and the drive is less. The first year was a major adjustment, but the second year was much easier. The years are definitely flying by…it seems like yesterday that I started there!

Moving on…

I’m constantly proud of Travis. He’s a hard worker and is just an all around good guy. He continues to work hard for our family, and has really accomplished so much in his career. Everyone who knows him know what a great person he is, and they always tell me so. I joke that it’s hard being married to someone who is so perfect when I’m a hot mess. lol

Of course, I’ve been so proud of him for coaching cross country both at the kids’ school and for the club team. As his wife and also as a teacher, I know he’s making an impact on so many kids’ lives and he doesn’t even realize it. That’s the best kind of teacher.

Also, of course I’m proud of my kids. Parenting is such a tough job, and they aren’t perfect. We’re doing the best that we can, and so are they. That being said, I see them interact with their teammates, support their friends, use their manners, and try their best, and I’m proud of them for that. I’m grateful that they’ve stayed true to friendships and know that it’s important to be inclusive, and that’s come really naturally to them. Also, they’ve both gone through things, especially Hayden, that haven’t been easy, but they’ve persevered. I hope they always know how proud we are of them.

I didn’t have a lot of time for this post, so these are just my quick thoughts…

Thanks so much for reading!

6 thoughts on “Blog Challenge: Part 5

  1. You should be proud! What we juggle is amazing if you think about it. I was super lucky to finish both masters before I was even married. I did my first one at UK at night and in the summers long before online was a possibility. I started it in my second year of teaching at Woodford County and I lived in Lex. I did my second one while I was at Shelby County. I got an opportunity to get half of it paid for and it was through U of L and again, all in person, but many Saturdays all day were involved. That money from a Rank I has paid off. I am proud of myself for working really hard while working a really hard job. I got married the same summer I finished the second Masters and then I was pregnant 1 year later! I admire you for doing that while you already had twins, because that would be really hard.
    Happy Thursday!

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    1. Thank you 🙂 and I agree. The rank change(s) and pay were very worth it. I finished my first one before kids and wasn’t really sure if I’d ever do another but couldn’t pass up the online and free opportunity. I’m glad I did.

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  2. What a sweet post to read! I always try to answer these questions in my head before reading your answers and I immediately went to my kids too; I never really think of being proud of myself. LOL. I bet that was tough getting your master’s with little ones underfoot. I went right back to school for my master’s the semester after getting my bachelor’s so I was still in that student mode.

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    1. After I saw the topic, I typed what I could about myself…& then wondered if it was just about being proud in general which is easier for me to write about family. Haha I guess I should give myself credit. I got my first masters after teaching a few years but before kids…definitely an easier time to juggle 🙂 glad I did both programs though. They’ve paid off.

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