Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Organization: Digital Checklists

Organization: Digital Checklists

I don't know about you, but checklists are my thing. I have notepads, journals, and post-its everywhere I go so when I have any of my grand ideas I can quickly make a checklist so that I can make that idea a reality. There is just something about crossing an item off a to do list that makes me so happy. I will even let you in on a little secret....if at the end of the day I can't cross off any items on my to do list I will quickly write down something I did accomplish on my to do list just so that I can cross it off. I know I cannot be the only person to do that.

I wanted to share my new digital checklist with you. I will continually add new templates to the shared Google folder because I like to switch things up. In the meantime, if you click here you will be able to access the folder with the checklists that I do have. One thing I love about the digital checklists is that I can always have it with me on all my devices. Once you click here to access the folder, simply make a copy of the folder so that you can have it on your own Google Drive. See the video below to see how you can make a copy of the shared folder.

When it comes to my daily checklists, I make a new one at the end of the day, so when I come into work I have my game plan on how I will somewhat tackle the day. To create my new to do list, I will just duplicate the slide.  See the video below to see how to make duplicates of the slide.

Now I have one file that has all my to do lists because if you are like me sometimes I need to go back and see what was accomplished on certain dates. If you are a paper and pen kind of person you can simply change the title of the checklist, get rid of the date portion and then print it on 8.5X11 size paper and voila, you have got yourself some cute paper version checklists. I hope that you enjoy the digital checklists and they help keep you organized.

Let me know of some designs you would like to see in the comments, and I will be sure to create them and add them to the folder. 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Dear 30

Dear 30

Dear 30,

When I was 22 I just knew that when I turned 30 that it would be magical. At that time I did not quite know why, but the only thing I knew was when I was 30 I would truly be an adult. Now here I am at 30, and I have to say that life in my 30s I feel will really be magical.

You see, I am more confident than I have ever been at any age. I have been confident, but this confidence is oh, so good. I know who I am, what I want, what I like, and how to set plans to make all my hopes and desires come true.

I understand now that saying, 'no' does not make me weak, but instead sets the precedence that the things I do say 'yes' to are the ones that I find meaningful to me.

I have gotten to the point that I just don't give a darn about what people may say about me. I am who I am and at this point if you don't like me that is okay. At the end of the day it is so much better to be surrounded by the small few that have truly got my back than have an entourage that will toss me to the side at the drop of a dime.

I have finally gotten to a point in my life that I know a thing or two, and I love that. I no longer tense up because I am the young one in the room and why would what I have to say matter.

I am totally okay with my big fun night is binge watching TV.

I understand even more that balance is key. I am a faith and servant driven wife, mother, educator, photographer, and blogger in that order. Setting boundaries and priorities on how my time is devoted will not be tampered with.

Here is what I hope in my 30s...patience. Patience in understanding that all these hopes and dreams I have for myself may not happen...yet. I just know this will be the hardest lesson of them all. You see, I have gotten to the point in my life that growth is so important to me. I find joy in being challenged and being the best version of myself. However, that also means that I must be patient in the process. Growth is a journey and one that will be full of joy and tribulations.

By 40, I hope to say that I am now Dr. Jade Stenger. That I continuously share with other educators of how I am leading others in the vision I have for student learning. My husband and I have finally balanced staying committed to date night. And I am still a joyful and blessed momma. That when I look back at my 30s, I am still in continuous awe that God has written this beautiful story for me.

Here's to 30. I look forward to the journey; it's going to be a good one.

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