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2017: What a year!

As we come to the end of 2017, I thought I’d look back on all that I’ve done. The following would not have been possible without the support of my amazing husband, family, colleagues, and gym family. I’m listing my achievements so that I have a record of my busiest year yet.

In 2017, I have:

  • Gotten married
  • Moved house
  • Opened a gym with my husband
  • Read 61 books – only 9 more than my Goodreads Reading Challenge of 52 books
  • Traveled to:
    • Mackay, North Queensland
    • Melbourne, Victoria
    • North Island New Zealand
  • Been nominated for a Queensland College of Teachers Award
  • Started Geek Girls
  • Hosted a 24 hour Geek-A-Thon event at school
  • Been part of the Read Like A Girl team:
    • Organised the Launch of Draekora, Lynette Noni’s 3rd Book in The Medoran Chronicles
    • Assisted with the International Women’s Day Breakfast in the iCentre with Rebecca Sparrow as guest
  • Been on 3 school camps:
    • Year 8
    • Year 9
    • FCIP Music Camp
  • Attended a variety of school functions, including:
    • Year 11 Semiformal
    • Year 12 Hospitality Buffet Dinner
    • Year 8 Dance with Padua
    • Awards Night
  • Been involved in reading programs:
    • Joint Mount Alvernia College and Padua College Junior (9/10) and Senior (11/12) Book Clubs
    • Mount Alvernia Crazy Book Club (MTACBC)
    • Readers Cup
  • Critique read for Lynette Noni (and somehow managed to hold my tongue!)
  • Run 14 Powerlifting and Strongman Competitions at our gym
  • Assisted in 10 Powerlifting and Strongman Competitions run by our associated gyms
  • Returned to Competitive Powerlifting after 2 years off and smashed all my PBs
  • Dressed up 5 times throughout the school year for various events, including:
    • Literacy Week: Theme = Amazing Women (two days, two different costumes!)
    • Cultural Festival: Theme = Back to the Past
    • Geek Girls Launch: Theme = Geek!
    • Halloween

It’s been an insanely busy year, and when I list everything that I have achieved I’m more than a little surprised. Somehow I have survived working two jobs and managed to do amazing things at school. I have not lost my passion for education, and I have put some big plans in place for 2018. I’m proud of my achievements for 2017, and I look forward to many more in 2018.

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