Tuesday, October 25, 2016

It's OK to Have Priorities & a Little Life Update...

Lately, I've been really struggling with balance. My new job requires so much more planning than my last. I used to have some free time before & after school, as well as a lunch break, that allowed me to write my own blog & read others. Not the case this year. I am working from the second I enter the building at 7:15 am to the minute I walk out at 3:45 pm. And of course I'm not really done when I walk out at 3:45, because I'm headed to practice from 4 to 6. Then with Ella at school, I'm suddenly dealing with a completely different nighttime routine. Free time is a myth in our world. So at this point, so I've simply had to accept that my blog is going to take a back seat for the near future. I can't continue to apologize for it. It's just the way it is. And quite honestly, I'm really starting to like my new job & our new routine, so it may be this way for awhile. As hard as it has been for me to accept, my priorities have changed... and that's ok. 

But since I'm already here, I thought I'd share a little life update :)

Another cheer season has come & gone. I'm currently savoring two weeks off & relishing in my first place victories!

I am really enjoying teaching fifth grade more than I expected. Biggest surprise - I love teaching math. My kids are awesome & it's a job that leaves me feeling fulfilled every day. 

Little Ella took her first field trip on Thursday & I got to take the morning off to go with her! We went to the pumpkin patch in the pouring rain, but spending the morning with her & all of her adorable friends was worth getting soaked. 

And as far as Pre-K goes, she's owning it. I've seen so much growth over the past two months & am so proud of the progress she's making physically, academically, & socially. 

This past weekend we went to visit our Grammies & Grandpas in Hornell. The girls had a leisurely Sunday morning doing crafts with Grammy Nancy :) 

And of course, we're gearing up for Halloween weekend! Here we are trick or treating with our besties at the library last week! Can't wait to take my little Snow White & Tink out for the night! Be sure to follow me on Instagram & Snapchat (brieason) to keep up with our daily adventures!


  1. It's funny that you mention you're surprised by how much you're enjoying teaching 5th grade. One summer I worked at a camp and you could request what age group you would be placed with - I said "anything but middle schoolers." Well, God had different plans and middle schoolers are who I was placed with and I LOVED it!! The age is ideal - they look up to you but are also independent!

  2. I completely get where you're coming from Bri. I just returned from a blog break and it was what I needed. You know, life happens :) Good luck with the new routine!