30 Day Blogging Challenge: Day 10

Day 10 - 

Share five random facts about yourself.
  1. I chew the same number of times on each side of my mouth. (OCD much?!) 
  2. I crack my knuckles.
  3. I have 2 tattoos (as of now!) and if my husband didn't care I'd probably have a sleeve.  :)
  4. I hate to have dirty feet.
  5. I am a crier.  I cry at everything.  Commercials.  Even stupid commercials.  (My husband makes fun of this!)  Songs.  My kids.  Text messages.  YouTube videos.  Articles.  Pictures.  Really.  I cry at the drop of a hat! 
Share four things from your bucket list.
  1. Live abroad.  I don't even care where.
  2. Open a charter school.  A good charter school.  A charter school that will help charter schools rebuild a good image and provide a REALLY GOOD quality education.
  3. Finish the #$%& Masters degree I started in 2000.
  4. Be a Lead Learner at a Google Teacher Academy.  (Why not dream big, right?!)
Share three things that you hope for this year, as a “person” or an educator.
  1. I hope I am successful as an Instructional Technology Specialist at my new campus here in Brenham ISD.
  2. I hope Techs4Tex is able to pull off another successful Texas Google Summit.
  3. I hope I am able to maintain some sort of balance between work and family and school and life.  (Yep, that's a biggie.)
Share two things that have made you laugh or cry as an educator.
  1. Last year I lost a dear friend and a valued educator, my sweet friend Deb Tackett, BMS Librarian.  I cried a few weeks ago when I walked into the dark, empty office of the brand new library that she never got to enjoy.  I know she gets to enjoy it from the best seat in the house, but it broke my heart to not have that space full of her life.
  2. I love laughing on Fridays with my colleagues +Tom Spall and +Troy Kuhn when we meet at the Technology Department for weekly PD and planning.  We've been sharing our "rose and thorn" from the week and it's nice to share a chuckle and decompress.  
Share one thing you wish more people knew about you.
Although I am pretty assertive, I really hate confrontation.  I am a pleaser deep down and I just want everyone to be happy and get along.  I haven gotten more and more comfortable in this skin ... almost 37 years of it ... and I have learned to say what I mean, mean what I say and stand up for myself and others when necessary.  I may be tough in some situations, but when it comes to human emotions I am pitiful.  :)