Category: personal growth
What are you putting off today?
Projects and More Too many people think that teachers get the summer off. That’s simply not true. You see, we are not employed for the days we are not working. My particular employer separates our yearly salary into 24 checks, so I’m getting paid twice a month all year. At the same time, it’s like…
From Mom to Middle School Teacher, and Back Again
Reflecting on my journey to being a teacher and choosing public school.
Wow, it’s been a really long time since I’ve posted on my blog. I was having a huge issue with logging in and my portal showing nothing–I couldn’t even manage a couple comments. But, now that my issues have been resolved I hope to get back at it and post more consistently. One of the…
#Poetry | “Cringe”, a poem about regrets
Looking back…hindsight is always 20/20, as they say. It’s not easy to shake the past and move forward. Recently I’ve seen many of my my friends sharing memes promoting mental health awareness and acceptance. It’s hard for me to be to be as sympathetic and compassionate as others. I really struggle with expressing my self…
Reflections on the Coronavirus: Hitting Close to Home
Regardless of where you stand on “preparedness”, the sheer disregard for community is against what we stand for as a nation. What’s more, it’s against what many of us stand for as Christians.
Happy Annual Revolution Around the Sun
This is the first New Year’s Eve I’ve spent almost completely alone. My daughter and I have been watching Disney+ in the mix of doing laundry and washing dishes. This year has been a season of changing and adapting to new situations with family. So much has changed, but mostly for the better. Most of…
VIPKID: I Want Excellent
Teacher, I am ANGRY.” Her voice was harsher than I’d ever heard before. But at 10 seconds to class start, I opened the cameras and her face lit up to it’s cheerful form.
Being Christian About Halloween
My perspective on Halloween has changed to many forms over my life. As a child, I enjoyed all things horror and strange. I often watched movies like Poltergeist and Nightmare on Elm Street with my grandma…when I was 3. My grandma, for some reason, saw nothing wrong with allowing me to just watch whatever she…
Remembering 9/11/2001, Remembering America 9/11/2019
Eighteen years ago I was in fifth grade. I remember hating my teacher, not having many friends, and not adjusting well to my new family—a step-dad and step-sister. One morning I walked out of my room and was corralled to the couch where the news was on. I wasn’t exactly sure why what was on…