Maximize Your Month Link-Up | August 2015 Goals

PicMonkey CollageHi hi! Welcome to Maximize Your Month Link-up. I’m co-hosting this link-up with Esther, Lindsay, Mariah, and Shannon. This link-up is for us to build a community and support each other in our goals. If you have any goals for this month, please add it to the link-up below.

Thoughts/updates this month:

  • Sorry for being so MIA on my blog. I lived in the dorms for the past 6 weeks and just completed my summer training and moved back home. Teaching is definitely a lot harder than I expected. I felt like I was on an emotional roller coaster and actually cried a couple of times. I was lesson planning and taking an online class so I didn’t have as much time to work on my blog as I would have liked. Hopefully I’ll have more time to work on this now! :)
  • There’s so many changes that need to be made in the American education system but I think that deserve a separate post. So more on that later!
  • Hearing Yeomni Park’s story is a great reminder that we shouldn’t take the everyday freedom we have for granted. It’s hard to imagine to live somewhere where the government controls everything you do, especially right now in this modern world. She’s a reminder that there are still people in North Korea that needs our help. She mentioned there is three ways we can help North Korean: 1. educate yourself so you can help raise awareness about human crisis in North Korea. 2. help and support North Korean refugees who are trying to escape to freedom. 3. petition China on repatriation.
  • This article just confirmed my assumption that TSA is a waste of taxpayer’s dollars.

Last month’s goals:

  1. Complete month 7 of #365DaysOfTruth plan. I’m still reading month 7 :'(
  2. Turn in 3 of my homework assignments on time. Completed!
  3. Blog once a week. Nope :(
  4. Workout once a week. Nope :(
  5. Learn how to play kakuro puzzle. Yes! Taught my students how to play this :)

This month’s goals:

  1. Prepare for my first two weeks of school.
  2. Learn all my student’s name.
  3. Blog once a week.
  4. Workout once a week.




  • http://www.foodboozeandbaggage.com/ Food Booze & Baggage

    Best of luck on your August goals!! July sounds like it was intense, you may not have gotten it all in, but you sound like you were very focused on your most important goals. Good luck on starting your journey in teaching!!!

    • http://www.shoutingchow.com Hsiao-Ting

      Thank you for your support! <3

  • http://www.teenjazz.com/ Shannon Kennedy

    I hope you enjoyed your summer training even if it was an intense month. I definitely look forward to your thoughts on the US education system. Good luck on your goals this month and on your new career!

    • http://www.shoutingchow.com Hsiao-Ting

      Yeah it was a good experience! Thank you for the support! <3

  • http://localadventurer.com/ Esther of Local Adventurer

    I’m just watching the Yeomni Park video. That’s so heartbreaking. I mean I knew this has been happening.. but it’s so easy to forget things that are so far away. Good luck on your goals!! I am so bad at names! I hope you can memorize them all :)

    • http://www.shoutingchow.com Hsiao-Ting

      Yeah I know … it’s so easy to forget how bad the rest of the world is when we live here. Thank you! Haha I know! I’m bad with names too but it makes a big difference when you remember a kid’s name I realized.

  • http://lindsaydoeslanguages.com Lindsay Dow

    Hmm, intrigued to read your thoughts on the U.S. Education system. I have quite a few things I’d like to change about the British one! 😉

    • http://www.shoutingchow.com Hsiao-Ting

      Haha I feel like most educational system in the world may need some tweaks but again there’s no perfect system I guess :p

  • http://www.searchingforsubstance.wordpress.com/ Soapie

    those are some cute cupcakes!

    can’t wait to hear more about your teacher adventures. and YAY for surviving your training!

    • http://www.shoutingchow.com Hsiao-Ting

      I know! I can’t resist cute cupcakes! :p
      Thanks for the support!!

  • http://mysoulcalledlife.com/ Claudia {Sparrowhawk}

    Hi Hsiao-Ting! It’s been way too long! I wasn’t aware you were living in a dorm! I’m so sorry this new teaching journey has been strenuous, I pray that you have been able to find the peace of God in the midst of your qualms; especially now that you are back home. I’m eager to know what you’ve learned about the US educational system, though.

    In any case, I’m glad you were able to capture some blissful moments in the month of July and I will need to link up next month with you and lovely Esther! I’ve missed sharing community with you girls <3

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

    • http://www.shoutingchow.com Hsiao-Ting

      Claudia! I know! It’s been way too long! I haven’t had much time to work on the blog or connect with others. It’s better now and I survived first week of school! Yay! I do miss our community time together so yes please link up with us next month so I know what’s going on in your life!
      Have a great weekend too!

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