Fun Friday – Spring Cleaning!

A good way to clean house 🙂

Joanne Guidoccio

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Behind the Kwote: Your Own Biggest Fan

Yes, sometimes you have to root for yourself!

K E Garland

This was one of the first kwotes I created. Many friends and family call, text or inbox me for advice and encouragement. Listening to someone with my whole heart and then offering what I think will inspire them is inherent for me. In fact, a former student asked if I was a high school cheerleader because of how much I stand behind and uplift others.

biggest_fan_2Well, there came a time during my 360-mile commute that I felt I had no one to reassure me. Even a cheerleader needs encouraging, I posted to FB. I couldn’t think of one person who I could turn to that would offer words of motivation. If I called my grandmother, then she’d remind me of how dumb I was to have taken the job in the first place. If I talked with my husband, then he would remind me that this was a choice…

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Fun Friday – It’s a Showdown!

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It’s a fight to the finish! Enjoy! 🙂

Motivation Monday – Spring!

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Wow, seems like just yesterday that I said…Happy New Year, now it’s already spring!

Happy 1st day of spring everyone! 😀

Fun Friday – Spring Is Here! 5 Great Ideas For Spring Break

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Happy St. Pat’s Day! Well, believe it or not, winter has come & is already on its way out.  It seems to have gone by exceptionally fast this year.  The temps are slowly but surely warming up & tiny buds are beginning to sprout everywhere.  Pretty soon, many schools will be closing, allowing for the majority, a much-needed break. So, what’s on the agenda? No worries,  I’ve come up with a few, great ideas you can utilize for those taking time off.

 

1)  Take a short trip  

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Many people schedule their vacation time around the school calendar, so this is an ample time to stretch your legs & get in some sun! You can take a short drive further into town or to the next state over.  Some may have planned months in advance to take plane drips to further destinations, like Florida or to Disney World.

 

 

2)  Spend quality time

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Even if you don’t go out-of-town, you can still use this time to just hang out & have fun! Plan local activities right in your own town, or better yet, your own yard!  Get outside & play with the kids, play indoor board games & the video game systems too! Go hang out at your favorite restaurant & stay out longer than usual…just to mingle!

 

 

3)  Volunteer your time

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Some people don’t have the luxury of taking off during spring break with their kids.  If you’re going to be available & know someone who may need help with childcare that week, lend a hand!  Arrange play-dates with the kids. Your neighbor or friend, will be forever grateful I assure you 🙂

 

 

4)  Spring Cleaning

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Yes, I know, I know…this one doesn’t sound fun or glamorous, but more than likely needs to be done.  It’s time to clear out all the debris the snow left behind, (depending on where you live) & return to storage, all of the bulky clothing & other excessive items accumulated over the winter months, taking up space.  You can also donate clothing & items that you don’t need, to make room for lighter summer wear & decor that you will swap out. For those with a green-thumb, you may want to whip out the garden tools for some early planting. 🙂

 

 

5)   R E S T !  

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Take some time just to catch your breath!  Enjoy your time with your family, but don’t forget to take some time for yourself too.  Sleep in & do NOTHING, if you so choose.  Sit & watch TV & treat yourself to that extra scoop of ice cream 🙂  Soak in a soothing, warm bath. Re-lax, Re-charge, Re-focus, Re-boost. “Ahhh”… now doesn’t that sound lovely? Lastly, no matter what you choose to do, have a happy & safe spring  va-cay! Until next time…“Toodles!” 😊

Wishful Wednesday – Turbulence

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  “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”― Henry Ford

 

Sometimes, even if we take off in the right direction & are doing all the right things, stumbling blocks & turbulence can still somehow cross our paths, making it more difficult to move ahead & go forward.

So, my wish for you today is….. Buckle-up 

May you get through all of the obstacles, & still have a perfect landing.😊