It’s amazing how much I’m really feeling at home in our new place. When we first moved to Sherman Oaks, it felt strange because it was the first time I was moving relatively close to home, but not staying in the same city (like my last apartment in Burbank) but also not moving far away to another planet (Irvine, or France). But I really do feel at home in this part of the valley. I no longer rely on my GPS for all trips to the mall, and there are familiar landmarks, like the “Dental Work While Sedated” billboard that greets me every time I use my (new) freeway exit. And today was the first day I didn’t use my GPS to get me to the Michael’s in Encino!
This week has been busy. On Wednesday, I met my co-worker in Hawthorne and we went to a giant flea market in Redondo Beach. It was very successful (see picture of finds below) but also verrry warm (the pretty flower design on my water bottle melted all over me and my dress). We got ice cream in Manhattan Beach afterwards, my friend Andrea took this picture of me:
I’ve also obviously been hard at work at the school before school starts on Monday. I feel VERY excited to legitimately have completed the real groundwork last year. But I could tell something was lacking because I wasn’t feeling very detail-oriented in terms of my planning. The thing with last summer is that I was HYPER-aware of everything I wanted and how I wanted those messages to be delivered, thanks to my difficult year the year before. But this summer I haven’t been in very *instructional* mindset because last year I felt like there was so much less that I was looking forward to change during Year 3.
THANK GOD I looked back today into my Prezis (like Powerpoints, but better) to see what I had done last year. I continue to be impressed with how good and purposeful all of my stuff was at the beginning of last year. It’s a good thing I found these files, I don’t think Year 3 would have started out as well as I hoped if I hadn’t found these reminders. However, there are a few slides that I remember using, but that I CANNOT for the life of me figure out what I used them to communicate….
I remember specifically looking for this image, but what could it have meant??