Love Should Be Unconditional; Relationships Should Not

Love is an amazing emotion, stronger than any other that exists.  When it is given freely and felt authentically, it truly does not have conditions, and it accepts and forgives and embraces and is the most wonderful feeling in the world.   However, no matter how amazing this emotion is, the vessel that houses it cannot keep producing it without being refueled, somehow, in return.  This is why there needs to be conditions on relationships.

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).

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 →

When Do You Know?

Something I've been giving a lot of thought to lately is KNOWING.  Specifically, when do you know you've found the right person? This subject is of particular interest to me because a) I've been dating someone for a couple of months now (which means they've made it past the first 3 dates, a feat few... Continue Reading →

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