30 Day Yoga Challenge: Day 26

Today, I did day 26 of the DO YOU YOGA 30 Day Challenge. It was called “Like a Tall Drink of Water.” The video was a great combination of backbends, forward bends, and twists. I’m still working on my balance, and I really did have to focus today. Today’s practice also helped to relieve some tension that has been building up in my back.

Unfortunately, I woke up in a bad mood and with a bad headache. Today’s yoga practice didn’t really put me in a better mood, like I hoped it would. Instead, my mom and I ended up going out for lunch. We went to the Committed Pig in Manasquan, NJ. It was our first time there and I was incredibly impressed. I ordered the baked brie burger, which had brie, bacon, and fig preserves. My mom ordered the triple b, which was bacon, blue cheese, and balsamic glaze. We both got side salads instead of fries. I’m sure the burger sent me back a million calories, but it was delicious and I have absolutely no regrets.

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After, we went to visit a former co-worker of my mom’s who had recently opened a party supply store in the area. It was nice to see her and her business.

When we got home, I watched an episode of Twin Peaks and took a nap. I still don’t feel 100%, but I hope this headache goes away by the time I have to be at work tomorrow.

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Makeup Appreciation Post

While this blog is predominantly for teaching abroad related stuff, I can’t help but share a picture of my makeup today because I’m super proud of it 😀

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Tonight I’m going to see Gogol Bordello (one of my favorite bands) for the fourth time. They’re playing at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park with Flogging Molly and Mariachi El Bronx. In honor of gypsy punk, I decided to go all out (gemstones included).

Today is my first day off from both my jobs in about three weeks and I couldn’t be happier!

Praxis Scores

So, for those of you who don’t know, I am also in the process of going alternate route to receive my NJ teaching certificate in elementary education. It may have taken me five years to decide that I want to be a teacher, but I am making moves.

I had to take tests in English, Social Studies, Science, and Math. I just got my scores back.

English: 177

Social Studies: 172

Science: 165

Math: 150

I need a 164 in each subject in order to pass. Damn you, math. Guess I will sign up to take it again next month. Really hope it’s the last time. Time to start studying!