Why Expectations Always Punch You in the Face

I'm realizing that I need to accept people for who they are and let them react to things in the way that they're going to react and (this is key) BE OK WITH THEIR REACTION.  Above all, I need to assume that people have positive motivations, not negative (until PROVEN incorrect).

So You Graduated…Now What?

Graduating is an awesome yet 100% terrifying time of your life.  You are SO SO SO ready to leave home, yet since home is the only place you've truly belonged for 18 years, it's completely terrifying to totally let go.

The Power of Explicity

In the education world, the year is drawing to a close (Cue OMG OMG OMG IT'S FINALLY HERE!!! *happy dance*  But I digress).  In my district, we have 9 days until freedom, and it's always around this time frame that I find myself reflecting on the school year and realizing the myriad of ways I,... Continue Reading →

Musings on Life

Whew!  I can't believe it's been a month since I last posted.  In case you aren't in my inner circle, I've been juggling moving, weeks of standardized testing (gag), minor family issues, and, to be completely honest, a recent addiction to the TV show "This Is Us" (do you watch it!?  It's SO. GOOD!!!). While... Continue Reading →

The Power of Love

Love is a powerful force, subtle when it is present, but alarmingly potent when it is absent.  We should make it our mission to make sure that everybody who shares a moment of our lives feels a least a small morsel of love from us.

Dear Congress; Love, A Teacher

Dear Congress, I pray that you never have to lose a loved one to violence that someone else could have possibly prevented.  I pray that you never have to cower behind your (much more expensive) desks and send frantic goodbye texts to your loved ones.  I pray that you never have to look over and see your secretary or intern or fellow public servant staring at you with unseeing eyes as carpet beneath them becomes warm and sticky and red.  

Why Are We Here?

With all this thirst for knowledge, there comes a point where I have to admit to myself that I may NEVER know.  I may never know where we came from or who or what made us or why we are REALLY here.  Yet this does not give me an excuse to forgo my own answer to the second question: why are we here?

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