Welcome to the first edition of Tuesday Topics for 2022! Kim and I have lots of fun topics for this year and are excited for you to join us every week. We decided that the last Tuesday of every month will be a FREE Topic. Also, we’re looking for cool, new topics to highlight for the rest of 2022. If you have any topics that you would like to add, please let me know in the comments section!
This week’s Tuesday Topic is: Your word for 2022. You can write about this topic or feel free to post any running related blog post. Feel free to post any running related blog post. Remember to link up with Kim and Zenaida! Visit at least two of the other linked posts – the more the merrier! Remember to come back for later linkers!
Last year my word was “Joy”. It wasn’t easy but I did find joy last year. I am working on a post and will have it ready by the end of the month. For 2022 I decided my word to be “Patience”. I started it working on it last year (well, all of the time but more last year) but want to do better this year.
Patience: : the ability to remain calm and not become annoyed when dealing with problems or with difficult people.
1: Patience for my mother
I have said before and I will say it again but she is an amazing and wonderful woman. It’s been rough these past couple of years but at the same time I’ve had a great time with her. She is older and requires extra help. As stressful as it is, I am glad to be one of her daughters taking care of her. I’d rather do that than have her be in a nursing home.
2: Patience for my students
No matter what they say or do or don’t do, they’re kids. They wear me out and leave me exhausted at the end of the day. However, I still love seeing them laugh and smile. They make me smile too. It’s been a rough time for us but we are doing the best we can. Yesterday during the winter break boot camp a few students told me that they’re ready to go back to school.
3: Patience for my students’ parent
I am not a parent so I don’t know what it is like to be one. However, it drives me crazy when they don’t do more or not enough for their child. I don’t think they realize that I also want the best for them but we have to work together. Yes, they spend 5-6 hours with me each day but they’re their first teacher.
4: Patience for others
I am not perfect. No one is. I pick my battles and some things are just not worth getting upset about. Well, maybe I do for a little bit and then move on.
5: Patience for myself
I also need to take care of myself. I have to take it easy and slow down. Life is short. I have to enjoy it now while I can. Plus I work but and am still human. I will make mistakes and not everything will go as planned.
Topic for next week – What’s one fun related thing you did over the holidays? Feel free to write about this or any running related topic. We hope you’ll link up with us!