I know I promised a post on my new years resolutions. Hinting at it the numerous times that I did. There's just a couple issues with that idea of a post which I didn't think about at the time. The good news, while teaching, something better got my attention.
I gave my students an assignment to come up with three new years resolutions as a class. This took me about thirty minutes to carry out. This is because it takes me five minutes to get to class, four minutes to let the kids file in, another seven to take attendance, nine minutes to get them as close to under control as possible, and finally five minutes to give the assignment. Long story simplified: yes, it takes thirty minutes for me to say "I spent my New Year in Boston, these are my resolutions..." Teaching the lower levels ain't easy. I finally understand how my high school Latin teacher felt while trying to educate me. Probably no surprise I can only remember one word, "est" translates to "is" in the present tense. And even that might be wrong.
SO, I provided examples of my own:
- Eat healthier (more veggies)
- Exercise three times a week
- Travel around Spain
- Expand my vocabulary, both English and Spanish
^I call these my fake resolutions. Because I'm twenty three years old and I can promise you that eating healthier while living in Spain where three out of their five main dishes are deep fried in oil, and their only beverage being beer- it is just not going to happen right now.
I can't post my real resolutions in public, for reasons...
but these are my resolutions as sugared down that I could make them:
- Stop sending raunchy snapchats
- Free the Nip
- Don't smoke as many cigarettes
- Eat more sushi
SO, I didn't get mad at my students for coming up with the following three resolutions as a class. I simply, just understood.
- Buy more video games
- Be rich
- Pass English class
- Eat more fish
I think I would be best friends with those angsty pre-teens if I was born post 2000 as well. I like where their mind is at. They never fail to send me surprises like this. Who would have thought, eat more fish and your life will be at peace.
Peace, Love, Fish.
Live Large and Sparkle.