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This Year

Sitting here on the floor of my living room with thank you notes and end of the year gifts spread around me, I can't help but get the chills and feel the tears begin to well in my eyes. How poetic that after my fourth year of teaching, I finally see it. I get it.… Continue reading This Year

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On pressure

In thinking about enjoying a moment, I often think about how the pressure I place on myself can often rob me of the joy to be had in these moments. It's at work. On the days when I feel like I've lost my temper and failed to plan well, that I can't stop and see… Continue reading On pressure

On neighborhood kids

It was a bright and shiny summer day, a mere 100 degrees at just 9:30 in the morning. I'm minding my own business just taking in the moments of a morning dog walking session, when out of nowhere runs a kid across the lawn. Franklin the dog, of course, goes wild. He's screaming and barking… Continue reading On neighborhood kids

On taking calculated risks

So, I married an Eagle Scout. But, in case you didn't know, I'm the opposite of an outdoors-woman. As a child, I never learned to ride a bike because it was too hot outside and it just didn't seem that worth it. (It's okay, I learned to swim. I am not that deprived.) The thing about the… Continue reading On taking calculated risks