New Year… New Perspective

Good Morning beautiful people ❤ ❤ ❤

I hope you are all having a very blessed and peaceful start to the New Year.

I’ve been taking some time away from Miss Millie Millie for the last few months. I found that towards the end of last year I had allowed myself to become too overly involved in too many things and as a result my sense of focus and overall wellbeing was greatly diminished.

I had stopped going to yoga regularly, I began eating meat again, and I developed a candy-crush addiction that my beloved fiance’ described as “riiiii-diculous” (bless his cotton socks).

With the start of the new school year fast approaching (marking the beginning of the end for my teaching degree), I have had to snap myself out of the candy-crush playing, walking-dead watching pillow fort I have come to call home and re-energise myself, change my perspective as it were, so that I am ready to be the best student teacher I can be for the brave little high-schoolers soon to walk across the thresh-hold of my classroom.

I realise that the less stuff I do, the less energy I have to do stuff.

For example, if I lie around in bed until 10am, then I take longer to energise myself, every little thing seems like a chore and the day is done and dusted before it’s even begun. However, if I get up at 6am, take the doggos for a run and do some yoga, I am more likely to want to keep doing stuff for the remainder of the day.

So with my new found energy I have decided it is time to come out of hibernation and set myself up for the year with an entirely new perspective. To accompany this new found train of thought I have developed a set of mantras that I will endeavour to live by in 2019;

  1. I will be kind
  2. I will be patient
  3. I will practice yoga everyday, even when I’m sleepy
  4. I will go to Church as much as I can, even when I’m sleepy
  5. I will write down 3 things I am thankful for every evening before I go to bed

 

As the year goes on I am certain that this list, like me, will grow and change until eventually it will have morphed into something entirely new.

Do you have any changed perspectives that will help guide your journey in 2019?

Have a beautiful day

Namaste

 

 

The Student Teacher Diaries Ep 6

Hi Everyone!!

So I’m going to start off by saying that last week was not my most enthusiastic of weeks! I was still super sick most of the week and as a result my motivation to film things was severely depleted!!

I was going to skip this weeks Vlog entry because I thought it was just too lazy — BUT I’m not about giving up so I pulled myself together, got my edit on and Ta-Da The Student Teacher Diaries Episode 6 came to life!!

I forgot to mention in the Vlog… our plans for Cambodia are coming along really well – time is flying by!! I just need to buy my travel VISA and then I am good to go 😀 I’m flying home on my own (because I have a wedding to get to) so Im a bit nervous about being at the Singapore airport on m y own for 10 HOURS!!! If you have any advice on things to do during a ten hour stopover in Singapore PLEASE TELL ME ABOUT THEM!!!! (not going to lie… I am a little bit scared ).

 

I also included a little entomology stuff this week ❤ (to make up for the fact that I forgot to film a concluding segment! – sorry guys … I did warn you that I wasn’t on the ball this week!). If you have any questions about my butterfly collection please let me know ❤ Entomology is one of my favourite things so I am always happy to talk about it :p

Until next week !

Namaste xx

The Student Teacher Diaries Ep 5

 

Hi Guys!!!

Wowsers… so I had another hectic week last week and unfortunately my body could not keep up with my brain!!

I got what I think must have been the worst flu of my life… it was so bad I couldn’t even move from my couch for 2 days 😦

Something I didn’t go into very much in this video (but I think I’l talk about this week) is how hard it is, not only working full time AND being a full time university student,  but being the partner of a FIFO worker. Normally I can handle Scott being away and it only affects me slightly but this week I really noticed his absence. It isn’t easy (if you watched last week’s blog you’ll know all about the pressure it puts on us) but we work really hard at our relationship and I’m so so soooo lucky that I found a man that loves me even when I’m crazy ❤ ❤ ❤  If you have any questions about how Scott and I keep balance in our relationship, please don’t hesitate to ask!

So without further a-do… here is this week’s Vlog ❤

 

That’s all from me this week guys,

I’m still recovering from my flu and, given my bed-ridden weekend, I’m also behind with my studies so most of this week will be spent playing catch up 🙂

Until next week

Namaste x

The Student Teacher Diaries Ep 4

Hi Lovelies!!!

So my life has been full on for the last couple of weeks – I’ve barely had time for anything which I why I didn’t ‘t upload a blog last week 😦

But I’m making up for it this week !!! With two weeks worth of footage all lovingly combined into one episode 🙂

It is a little long , so it’s probably a good idea to make yourself a cup of tea before watching ❤

Have a beautiful week everybody ! ❤ ❤ ❤

Namaste x

The Student Teacher Diaries Ep2

Good Morning Everyone!!!

So it has been a massive week  (and an even bigger weekend but I’ll talk about all that drama in next weeks blog). We have a new foster dog, Bear (who is literally a giant AND the cutest thing you have ever seen!). This is him ❤

img_0519.jpgI also had an EDSS (Education Student Society) trivia event that I attended this week and (spoiler alert) my team came 3rd (mostly because I was calling out the wrong answers to throw the other teams off (classic trivia mind games)).

So without any farther introduction here is this weeks video diary ❤ ❤ ❤

Have a beautiful week everyone!

I’m going to try and get some more resources up before the end of the week!

Namaste ❤ ❤ ❤

Working As A Team

Good Morning Everyone!!

So last week was the official second week of University for semester 2 and my first week as a full time school officer (or teacher aid). It was incredible!! I have started a new blogging series called “The Student Teacher Diaries” to document my last year as a student teacher and so far it is going great – my camera skills could use some improving but for now (considering my budget) they aren’t too bad 😛

Working as a team is something I think that everyone, students and adults alike, are constantly learning about and getting better at. The resource I’m uploading this week was incredibly useful to me on my last teacher placement. I used it during an independent research lesson where I split the class into groups and gave them each a topic – then they had to go off and research it themselves.

The only prep required is printing and laminating. I printed 5 copies all in a different colour so that when I split the class into teams they had one colour each. It was a little bit tedious preparing 5 sets but now that I’ve done it I can keep them for future lessons.

Roles on Teams_Cards2Roles on Teams_Cards3

 

Roles on Teams_Cards4

Download here….

Roles on Teams_Cards_MissMillieMillie

 

Thats all from me ❤ ❤ ❤

Have a good week!

Namaste x

The Student Teacher Diaries Episode 2

Hello lovely people !!

So.. my resolution to begin making video diaries has turned out to be a lot harder than I thought. I’ve been crazy busy this week !! With uni and work and organising a new foster puppy ❤ and having family come to stay I have not stopped – which is why this video is going up on Monday not Sunday as promised. But I got it done!!

 

Have a beautiful week everyone!!

Namaste ❤