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

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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

An open letter to summertime

Dear Sweet Summertime, The ease of waking up and the welcoming presence of a new day give me peace. The freedom of laying in bed for way longer than necessary and no pressure to get up at a certain time. The collection of colorful mugs of cold brew each morning, not those evil travel mugs… Continue reading An open letter to summertime

V is for Victory

I wrote this sometime last year. I'm not sure when, but it must have been during the spring of my second year of teaching. I like this version of myself because it shows the highlights of the year and it shows me that life is not all bad. It makes me remember the small victories,… Continue reading V is for Victory

T is for Thankful

On this dreary Wednesday night, there's nothing more fitting than a good old fashioned Thank You post! 10 Things I'm Thankful For Today & Everyday: Good Old Green Car has been a trusty companion for the past several years. I'm thankful it's still running and doesn't have any of that modern technology like power locks… Continue reading T is for Thankful

G is for Generations

G is for the generation of teachers that came before me. They have been more than just mentors and coworkers. Most importantly, they have taught me:  Why Every 20-something Needs Friends That Are 40-something I didn’t realize that I had magically warped into an adult until I had my first grown up job and was… Continue reading G is for Generations