🍎Today is the last time I will close my classroom door. 🍎Today is the last time I will wave good bye and wish my students good luck in their next journey. 🍎Today is the last time I will submit grades. 🍎Today is the last time I will be called Mrs. Bratland by busy middle schoolers.... ⭐️Today I will celebrate the successes of my students with high fives🙌🏻 and fist bumps👊🏼 ⭐️Today I will close a chapter of my life and prepare for what’s to come 💁🏼♀️I cannot wait to share my the next chapter and adventure of my life... something BIG is happening...stay tuned! #freshstart#newbeginnings#newadventure#newchapter#journey#mystory#proudeducator#proudofmystudents#bratlandboys#teacher#whatsnext
This is what my morning has looked like since about 6am. Both kids woke up at 430 and never really fell back to sleep. So they watched Moana for about 15 mins and the rest of the time sat with me while I tried to get some training courses done and work done 😅
Before I got in on this gig, I would have been laying on the couch mindlessly scrolling through fb, complaining that I was tired and I am excited for bed time.
I mean I am still tired and kind of excited for bed time, but I have something new to learn and challenge my mind. It has brought the spark back into my life that I have been missing for a long time. I have never been so motivated in my entire life to eat healthy, work out or even to work!
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Just turned 28 this week. 27 was a whirl wind of a year. I had my third child, was able to travel to South Dakota,North and South Carolina, visited Montana, and was able to spend a lot of time with friends and family. A good year well spent. Now on to year #28 !!
This week we’re stuck at home because my van is in the shop. So instead of worrying about that, I’m thinking about last week’s trip to St Maarten and daydreaming about going back!
#islandlife 🌴 #familyfuninthesun
I’m so close now to launching @nellajade and probably could have a while ago...but a few things have slowed me down 😏
I really want everything to be perfect, so have been revising so many things!
Plus, now that I am moving to the UK, I have had to learn about setting up a business over there and have had to hold out on ordering my stock until I get there.
I’m now finalising design and colour choices this weekend, then need to arrange website photography, update the website and we are good to go! 😅
Also just wanted to say that I am so thankful to each and everyone of you for following my journey! I really do appreciate you all and I hope that I am having a positive influence in your life ♥️ What is your fave beach towel colour? Let me know in the comments!
And, if you want to see more of my business, would love for you to support and follow me over at @nellajade 😘
I’ve stood in some pretty amazing places thanks to the job I took. Places I could’ve only ever imagined going to. The past 2.5 years have been a whirlwind, but through tough times and great experiences I’m better because of it.
Travel is hard. Hard on the mind, exhausting, and just go go go. It’s hard to fill your own cup when you’re working long days and coming back to a hotel room, but for the experience and mentality, I’d say it’s been more than worth it.
I’ve learned a lot about myself, where I want my life to go and even what I want to potentially do for the foreseeable future, it’s amazing how your everyday completely turns your world around.
Colorado was a risk, we had nothing, but full cars and an itch to try something new, and I’m glad we did.
Montana is no different, just a quieter season and a lot more quality time outdoors and growth of mindset and lifestyle. .
If you’re on the fence, go for it, you can always do something else, but you can’t always get another experience like the one you’re being offered. It will be hard, there will be days you want to quit, you will see more once it’s over, and often it goes quickly, enjoy the ride.
I hope you need something to read this morning. If so, this is for you.
I’ve been told multiple times to live my best life. It’s hard to figure out what that entails sometimes. For me.. it’s finding out what my true passion is. It’s finding out what brings the biggest smile to my face. It’s finding what challenges me, yet electrifies me to want more.
In this life, you don’t get a dress rehearsal. We can’t get back the moments we’ve lost, and we can’t regain the opportunities we didn’t take. I want you to do something today that scares you. For me, that’s flirting with this guy in the airport lounge who is also having a mimosa, and he is FINE. I’m currently working up the courage by drinking more mimosas, at 700A.
Take a leap, make a wish, prepare for the worst, but hope for the best. The risk is worth the reward. I love you all and get ready for a weekend Instagram feed filled with rainbows and crop tops. I can’t wait to share my world with you, and there’s more to come very soon. I promise. #HappyPride