Weekend Coffee Share …and future goals

Can I offer you some coffee? Or tea?

It’s been a busy and inspiring week, I could use a coffee break and a good conversation! It is so good to see you! How are you? 

If we have coffee this weekend I would tell you that I’ve made a big decision this week. I’ve decided that the next step in my career, after finishing the class in Social emotional difficulties and special needs education that I am taking right now, will be working towards a Degree of Master of Science, Main Field of Study: Educational Work. I am planning on working towards the degree over a period of three years, while working as a kindergarten teacher at the same time. I am very interested in special needs education, and at some point I will further my knowledge more in that field, but I’ve came to the conclusion that I should start with a Masters of education. I am excited about this.

What is the weather like in your corner of the world? It’s been a somewhat cloudy and rainy week here, with the exception of some cool, clear nights in the beginning of the week, with some sights of northern lights in my area. (I was sound asleep every night, and missed the northern lights.) This weekend is promising some sunshine. Sunshine equals bike rides, and there will be plenty of that this weekend, mixed in with some lesson planning for work, and some school work. It’s going to be a fabulous weekend, I can feel it! I have not been super active in the blogging world lately, but I do enjoy visiting your blogs when I get a chance. I very much enjoy being a part of the blogging community, sometimes a more active part, and when life is busy a little less active, but I am still here!

Have a refill on your beverage and tell me about your weekend plans! Thank you Natalie for hosting the Weekend Coffee Share! Have a fabulous weekend! 



Published by Maria

It’s all about experiences, and the healing power of nature. Life is about choosing happiness. My gypsy soul have taken me to many different countries, and definitely taught me to be more humble. I enjoy growing my own food, and spending time outdoors. I now reside in the region where I was born: Dalarna, Sweden. I am a mom, a kindergarten teacher, a minimalist and a gardener. Love, Maria

33 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share …and future goals

  1. Bravo to you for planning this Masters degree in Education. There is a great need for people who have an understanding of Learning Disabilities and Special Needs. And thanks for the coffee I’m up and and awake now!😄

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  2. Sounds like a good weekend ahead for you with both work and leisure. We had a fantastic day yesterday but today it’s colder and there’s some rain coming. I’m very tired these weeks but I hope to do some music at least tomorrow, and perhaps we’ll make another video for YouTube.
    Good luck with your further education plans!

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    1. Thank you, so far it’s been great. The weather offered sunshine yesterday, and if possible it’s even more sunshine today. I went on a longer bike ride around lake Varpan a couple hours ago, it was magical. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


    1. Thank you for your kind words. I am excited to begin this journey. I hope there is some rain in the forecast for you this coming week. 80’s sound like a great temperature for some outdoor fun. I hope your weekend is everything you want it to be.


  3. Hi Maria. How exciting – your decision to go for that masters sounds so perfect for you. My daughter works with special needs adults, just not in education, and she loves the people and the work. I can see you loving it !

    California is dry and yellow and we live almost in year round water conservation mode. It’s getting old.

    My plans for today is to progress my new longer story. You’ll read about that frustration in my coffee share.

    I’m going to keep moving so this week, unlike last, I can get around to visit everyone.

    Hope this finds you well and loving life – but I know you are because that’s just how you always live.


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    1. Thank you kindly Gary, I always smile when I read your kind words. The sun is shining here this weekend, after a cloudy/rainy week. I’ve been riding my bike a lot. Yellow is the colour here as well, but not due to drought. It’s just fall 🙂 I hope you get some rain soon. Best of luck with your writing!


  4. Congrats on entering the Masters program! I hope you love it.

    It’s 80F and sunny here in Tucson. October through March are the reasons I love living here (we won’t discuss May-August). I’m going to spend some time this morning unpacking (though we moved in almost a year ago–we are slackers) and organizing, hit the gym with the husband. Tomorrow we’re planning to go to a plant sale at the Desert Museum. Now that we’re past the triple-digit temperatures, I’m ready to get busy in the garden.

    Have a wonderful week!

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  5. Congrats Maria on your decision to pursue a M. Ed. degree! Post-secondary education is expensive here so it’s a financial and career commitment to choose that route. Your plant looks beautiful. We’ve had a nice, warm autumn so far. The weather forecasters call for normal temperatures next weekend. Thank you for linking with #weekendcoffeeshare.

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  6. A degree in awesome should be already yours, ( ; . Your kindness would be perfect for challenged treasures. I hope it goes smoothly for you & I look forward to reading all about it over the next 3 yrs. How exciting.
    We finally had rain 2 days after buying water. lol. Thankfully for only one tank, so the sweet rain filled the rest.

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  7. Terrific news! I congratulate you on your choice of furthering your education, the world needs good teachers and I think the field of SPED will only be expanding. Lucky kids to have you as their teacher. 🙂
    The weather this week was perfect (70s) and lots got done in the garden. A cold front passing through tonight will bring more ‘normal’ fall temps and I hope to have another productive week getting fall chores out of the way. The foliage peaked here around mid-week and it really was glorious seeing all the leaves glowing in the sun. Fall is such a beautiful time of year!
    Enjoy your week ahead. ❤

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    1. Thank you so much Eliza! I bet you treasured every hour in the garden when the weather finally allowed you to enjoy your paradise ❤ I hope next week will give you more time in your garden. Have a great new week ❤

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  8. Pursuing a Master’s Degree is a wonderful decision. I decided to go for my Master’s after many years working in the non-profit field. I continued to work while I was pursuing my Master’s. It was hard and I did not blog much during that time unless it was school break. But that’s ok, I knew I can always come back to this community.

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  9. Teaching suits you well, Maria, and with your compassionate heart, you will be perfect working with children with special needs. It’s a big step to start the Masters’s program but I know you well enough that you will ace it be move on to such amazing job journeys. We live in a small school district that contains 2 elementary schools, a middle school and a high school, all within 6 miles of our home. Hans is applying for work in their facility maintenance. When we turned in his application, somehow it came up in conversation with the HR director that with my master’s degree and 10 years of university teaching, I can be a substitute teacher! I kind of figured I was retired but the district is desperate. We shall see how this plays out. I look forward to reading more about your journey!

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    1. Thank you Terri!
      That is exciting to hear! It might be wonderful for you to be a part of the community as a substitute teacher a few hours here and there? I think I would have enjoyed that. Best of luck with everything. I’ve really enjoyed all the wonderful nature you’ve shared from your new place. Seeing northern lights from your porch have to be absolutely amazing!

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        1. The auroras in northern Sweden are truly our of this world. It was many years ago I saw one of those, but I will never forget the first time I saw a big one. If you are lucky you can see them where I live now as well, but not as strong and vivid as further north. At some point I would love to visit Aurora sky station https://auroraskystation.se/en/welcome-to-aurora-sky-station/. I will have to wait three more years for my daughter to be old enough to come with me. *Future goals*

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  10. Howdy, such wonderful news with your decision to pursue the master’s degree, you remind me of my daughter as she is planning to get another master’s but in social work. She wants to eventually work with elderly folks as there is much need in that area in retirement homes. This will be for her future when she retires from the Air Force, (Space Force). I am so HAPPY you love the blogging world as much as I do even though we are both busy, it’s fun to read and catch up when we can!! Thank you for the wonderful coffee and have a great week ahead!! ❤️🤩

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