Going For It in 2010

All right, y’all…I’m going to do it. Or at least try to do it. (Like that disclaimer right up front? Doesn’t do a whole lot to inspire confidence, does it?) I am going to post every day in January.


The NaBloPoMo theme for January is BEST. I will try to be at mine. (And here comes another disclaimer…) But I can’t promise anything since I’ve never had the cajones to even attempt posting every day. I’m thinking “Best of My Blog” posts, “Best of the Worst” (meaning people I’ve worked with posts), “Best of the Blogs” (meaning other people’s), “Best of the Friends” (meaning my little ones)….I think you get the point. I hope you’re excited. I think I am.

Why am I doing this now? I guess all of a sudden I realized, dude…I’m not in the classroom this year, what the hell am I doing with my time? Because as many of you know, nothing trumps the uber-productivity of a teacher during the school year. I am going to try to recapture some of this teacher mojo by making several public promises right here. Right now. (It’s on.)

In 2010 I WILL:

1. Finish my freaking dissertation and make all of you refer to me as Dr. Mimi. That’s right…it may not last forever, but probably until the student loan bills are paid off (a.k.a. forever).

2. Post more often, hence this NaBloPoMo insanity.

3. Comment more on all of your fabulous blogs. After two plus years of blogging myself, I am still a sucker for watching that comment number grow bigger and bigger (along with my ego) and so I will try to do the same for you. Try.

4. Attempt to remain relevant and hilarious.

5. Launch a fabulous website a la Mrs. Mimi style. (I’m not sure what “a la Mrs. Mimi style” truly means except that this site will be kick-ass amazing and you won’t know how you lived without it previously. WATCH OUT! Clearly more to come on this…)

6. Oh yea, and have a baby. You know, in my spare time.

And I guess I should include my perpetual resolution as number 7: Be more positive. This has not always gone very well for me in the past (as is evidenced in this post here and this one over here.

Oh, and one more…just for luck or whatever. Number 8: I hope to publish another book. Notice the word “hope”. It is an important one.

So there you have it. I have made a commitment and I have made it public. Now let’s see if I can keep it.

Happy New Year everyone!

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  • I look forward to your new posts. It should be fun!

    December 31, 2009 at 4:13 pm
  • Well, Sista, good luck with all those awesome resolutions, most especially 6 and 8. (6 is my personal favorite, but then again, I'm a bit of a baby freak!)

    I hope you have a happy, healthy, prosperous, fertile New Year! 😉

    December 31, 2009 at 4:13 pm
  • I'm especially thrilled about number 6!! When are you due?


    December 31, 2009 at 4:48 pm
  • Thanks guys! Em, I'm due in June…the clock is officially ticking on all those goals because I have the feeling that after June, I may have my hands full!

    Happy New Year!

    December 31, 2009 at 4:49 pm
  • I would like to preorder the book you haven't written yet, please. 🙂

    Happy New Year!

    December 31, 2009 at 5:23 pm
  • I could use some love (actually, it's not for me, but middle school kids who need all the positive adult reinforcement they can get):


    Happy New Year, and only keep posting as far as your belly lets you reach the keyboard! 🙂 Peace, Kelly

    December 31, 2009 at 5:55 pm
  • I put your book on my Christmas list and the Dh ordered it for me! I just love it!! I feel like you are talking about a previous school I worked in for a year!
    I would love to read another one!!

    Good luck with all your goals for 2010!! I will be checking to see if you do post everyday!!

    January 1, 2010 at 3:17 pm
  • I cannot wait for January!

    31 times Mrs. Mimi….it's a dream come true for a teacher in January who lives in the land of the snow and fears inside recess!

    I feel I can live through January if you post 31 times!!

    January 1, 2010 at 3:17 pm
  • I agree with Hays Family…indoor recess is the WORST!

    June will be here before you know it, Jennifer! So exciting!


    January 1, 2010 at 6:07 pm
  • Congratulations on the baby! I'm looking forward to all the Mrs. Mimi posts!

    January 2, 2010 at 1:02 pm

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