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day 339.

Today self-care looked like writing my last paper and not stressing about it, turning it in and officially being done with the term. I’m so looking forward to the next month off of school. It couldn’t come soon enough, truly. I’m going to use this time to recharge, refocus, and relax, so that I’m ready to go in January when my first practicum starts. I can’t wait.

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day 338.

Today self-care looked like finishing the term. It was my last night of classes, and it feels so good to be done with this quarter (well, I have one more paper to write tomorrow, but still). I feel like I slogged through these classes, and for the first time in my program didn’t love every minute of it. But I did the work, got out of it what I could, and I’m that much closer to getting to where I want to be. And that’s good enough for today.

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day 337.

Today self-care looked like dancing in the kitchen to Beyonce jams while baking biscuits. And then taking a plate full of said biscuits to a lovely birthday brunch for a dear friend.

It also looked like finishing up the majority of my class assignments (only 1 left!), making matzoh ball soup to kick the last dregs of this cold out of my system, and baking the best chocolate chunk cookies ever. I even managed to watch a movie! I love weekends.

I’m so looking forward to school being done tomorrow for the term,  and for all of the crafting, cooking, reading, and movie watching that I will accomplish in December!

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day 79.

Act of self-love: go to grad school

Today was the last class of my first term of graduate school.

The quarter went by so fast. I feel like I learned so much information, my head felt like exploding at times. I also am just really excited about my program still. I was a little worried that the reality of it wouldn’t live up to my expectations, or that it would be too much, but so far, I am really really happy with my decision to be in this program. It is a lot of work, honestly more than I originally expected, but I am expanding in ways as an educator that are so exciting for me.

I’m proud of myself for doing this. For making this decision, loving myself enough to pursue grad school, and believing in myself enough to be really present for it. And for doing it well.

One quarter down, five more to go and I’ll have my special education license. I’m so looking forward to what the rest of the program has in store.

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