Life as a Milshelb Mom is crazy, hectic, and FUN... it's mostly full of LOVE... love for a MilShelb who make my world go 'round.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A Long Time Ago

I stopped caring a long time ago. I had to. I don't mean I stopped caring about other people. I just mean I stopped caring what they think. There are a few things that can still get under my skin, but mostly things I am already insecure about. Honestly, I learned to just be myself (weird as that may be) and not care what others think. It's hard. I won't pretend it's not. It's gotten easier, though. The thing is that if you let it get to you- what people think of you- if you let them get to you- you're done.
Today another teacher was saying something about people beating around the bush and not saying what they really mean. I said, "Yeah. I don't have the problem. I open my mouth and it all just comes out." She told me that's what she liked about me. haha! I won't pretend that my big mouth hasn't gotten me in trouble, nor will I dare to say that it won't in the future. But, one thing is for sure- people know where they stand with me. If I love ya, you know it. If I don't, you know it. If I could care less one way or another... well, you know that, too.
Here's what I hate. I hate when people know that other people do care what others think and they say and do mean things on purpose. To me, that is being a bully. There's just no reason to say something mean. I tell people that there's a nice way and a mean way to say everything you want to say and there is no reason to pick the mean way. You can get your point across without saying it in a nasty way.
I will say that I am much happier now that I just don't take to heart what others think. I understand that everyone has their own opinions and are entitled to them. It doesn't make them any better or me any worse.

Just had to say that.
I'm done now.

Summer Time... So Soon!

Summer is so close I can taste it! I can't wait!! It has been a good year. I love the people I work with and my students have been fabulous! I am thrilled to begin thinking about and planning for next year. Another year teaching the same grade. WHAT?! I can't wait!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Not Grown Up?

You know, sometimes I think I am all super grown up. I am 26, after all. I wash my own clothes, pay my own bills (ok, most of them... and they're split with my husband), cook my own food, own my own house (again, split with the husband)... you get the point. I go along throughout my day running an entire classroom, helping to run a home... the point is, I have got it all together.

Or do I?

No. I do not. Let me tell you why. Because once in a while I get knocked down. (I know, hard to believe, right? LOL!) I get worn out. I get burnt out on life. I take things too seriously. I take myself too seriously. I get upset. I cry. I cry some more. I say things I don't mean and hurt people I love. I do. I'll admit it. Does that make it ok? No. Does it matter that I wish I hadn't said the things I said or taken myself so seriously? Nope. Sure doesn't. Because in the end, what's done is done.

Sometimes I want to run home, crawl under the covers and hide. Hide from the world. Hide from my responsibilities. Hide from everything. But, I can't. I have to remember that I am all grown up... and sad as it may be to say this- that's just life. I am learning that you will not have perfect days every single day. I think it is because I so easily forget this that I have to keep learning this lesson over and over. Maybe soon enough it'll stick and I'll move on to a new lesson to learn. LOL! Who knows.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

Hands down, I have the best Mom a girl could ask for... and she has an amazing Mom as well. These ladies have taught me how to be a lady. I am truly blessed to have such awesome examples of loving Christian women in my life.

Happy Mother's Day, Mom! Happy Mother's Day, Grandmama! I love you!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tell Me Tuesday Week Eighteen


This week's Tell Me Tuesday hosted by Coloradolady is "What is one thing that can not be undone?"

I think one thing that cannot be undone is hurting someone's feelings. No matter how much you apologize, try to make up for it, etc that person was still crushed by you. You cannot undo those feelings.

Feel free to join in!!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Too Good Not to Share

“I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life. I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life." I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one. I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I've learned that I still have a lot to learn. I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
― Maya Angelou

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Tell Me Tuesday

Week Seventeen Question:

What is one thing that people say about you that is not true?

Tell Me Tuesday is hosted by Coloradolady. You can click the icon above and join us!

When I saw this question I thought, "Now, how on earth would I know that?"

But then I started thinking about it and I came up with more than one thing. However, the question is only one thing and I won't break the rules. (At least this week. LOL!) The thing people say a lot is that I am in shape. I will say something about needing to exercise and people say, "Why? You're in shape!" Well, now, friends. Let's just have a "for-real" moment for a second, shall we? Being skinny (and I will admit I am pretty skinny- though not as skinny as I used to be) is not the same as being in shape. I get winded walking quickly down the hallway, for goodness sakes! I am not in shape. hahaha! What a funny thought, though.

How about you? What do people say about you that is not true? Please join us! Link up! :)