Wednesday, February 15, 2012

(in) Real Life **non teaching post**

I've been feeling very overwhelmed, anxious, stressed, depressed, CRAZY I've taken the last two days off as much needed "mental health" days.
Tuesday:  I took the dogs to the park, did a little laundry, cleaned a little, slept a little, took my son to the rodeo (yee ha!), and crashed as soon as we got home.  Tenth Avenue North performed last night, and they were GREAT!  They are a Christian band, and I needed to hear the songs, the praise, and the positive message because of the feelings I mentioned above.
Wednesday: Woke up with a headache, got coffee (okay--and donuts) to help with headache, got groceries (and other unnecessary items), cleaned a little, Skyped a little, and now I'm doing a little online searching, and who knows what I'll do later.

Anyways, one of the blogs I follow is Lysa Tyrkheurst (I'm sure I screwed up the spelling!).  Her blog led me to another site, (in) real life.  Here is just some of what I found:

Yup, we're bringing the beach house to you with the goal of connecting women beyond the blog post! How? Well, with a day of (in)courage meetups - think mini beach house parties - all around the country and globe and a webcast for everyone to tune into. A local meetup on a global scale; friends will gather to watch live webcasts of (in)courage contributors and community, connect with one another, and discover new friendships they didn't know were right around the corner!
There will be something for everyone - walking, talking, laughing, hugging, blog content - right in the comfort of your living room. The webcast kicks off on Friday, April 27 and (in)RL beach house parties follow on Saturday, April 28 with more live (in)courage content to tune into together. Just imagine thousands of (in)courage women all over the world getting together in homes, coffee shops, restaurants, or churches - you name it- to connect in real life!

This sounds like something I need to help get me out of the funk I am in, so I did it.  I registered, and I am planning on being a host too!  Check it out if you are interested!


  1. I had to take a mental health day two weeks ago. It's so easy to get stressed out as a teacher, isn't it? Glad to hear you're taking good care of yourself, Tina.

    Grade ONEderful

  2. Hi Tina,
    We all need days like that..especially in first grade. They take a lot out of you being so young...even though they are so cute and sweet. I too love Tenth Avenue North and all christian music pretty much. I'm so glad I found you, I will check in on you often. I am brand new to blogging. Come check out my blog I could use your tips/advice. God bless :o)
    ~ Vicky

  3. I am one of your newest followers and I love the title of your blog...

    Deb at Fabulously First