Hello and happy Thursday. I hope you’re having a great day, and if you’re in need of a bit of encouragement, here are five things that made me happy during the month of July so that you get happy as well. Let’s get started, shall we?
July 3rd, 2017
#954: Watching an underhyped movie
If you know me, then you know that I will pick reading a book any day over watching a movie. That being said, compared to other people, you can say I watch my fair share of movies, and there’s something about indie films that speaks to me. I love underhyped stuff because I don’t feel pressured to like something, which happens when a book or movie is super mainstream.
July 9th, 2017
#983: Watching Degrassi season 4
I recommend the most recent version of Degrassi to everybody especially if you’re in the mood for binge-watching a show. The episodes are super short and they require you to use absolutely zero brain cells, which is something that every teacher in July appreciates.
July 15th, 2017
#1012: Having a cute, young Portuguese teacher
She was indeed cute and young, but that was about it. She was super strict and her classes dragged on forever. Also, she was from the south of Brazil, so she “corrected” us so that we would copy her accent, even though our pronunciation was okay, only softer than hers. The following level, I switched from having classes on Saturdays to taking them at night, so at least my experience with her was helpful in that way.
July 20th, 2017
#1040: Considering an alternative for the coming school year
I think I was referring to my professional life. I had talked to a family friend who owns a preschool center, and she asked me to go do some trial classes for her. In the end, it turned out that she didn’t have any vacancies for me, and I was happy to continue at the school where I was employed.
July 26th, 2017
#1069: Ditching Zumba and working instead
Back in the day, I was an avid Zumba-goer and when I was on vacation I wouldn’t miss a day. I can think of two reasons why I ditched Zumba that day. Either 1) I had a trial class for the possible job opportunity I told you about in the previous paragraph or 2) I was feeling super inspired and decided to work at home, either lesson planning or developing resources or something.
Summertime madness is almost over, and I would really like to know about the things that have made you happy throughout this month. Share the happiness in the comments below.
Love, Miss Camila