What I Learned from the Trash Can in the Produce Section

This past weekend I celebrated my nephew’s fourth birthday with ten small children and their families. Getting to watch the kid that made me an aunt grow into a real life person makes my heart want to explode with joy. The laughter, wonder, and excitement that filled my brother and sister-in-law’s home caused me to … More What I Learned from the Trash Can in the Produce Section

Jenga in the Dark

  After the last day of school, shout out to summer break, my roommate and I were hanging out at home while we waited to meet up with friends. Pretty content in our cozy little abode, we watched a spring storm blow in. The clouds billowed against the rapidly fading sunset. The rain pounded against … More Jenga in the Dark

Listening vs. Arguing

The state of our collective existence is plagued with many major issues, but lately there is one I cannot shake. With the influx of connectedness as a society we seemingly forgot about the importance of humanity. We hide behind screens attempting to persuade each other. Social media and being connected is not a bad thing. … More Listening vs. Arguing

Recognition

As I sit here to write this today, I realize how much I do not want to put any of this on paper. But I also know how important and powerful penning these words to paper will prove. I love control in all of the forms it can manifest itself. But I also love to … More Recognition

Dress Shopping

This weekend I bought a new dress for an upcoming event. I had to buy a dress a size bigger than usual. I will not lie to you, buying a size up stung. Now we all know women’s clothing does not function on uniformed measurements. If you wear a large in one brand you might … More Dress Shopping

Moments of Greatness

As I wrap up my ninth year of teaching know that I need this blog post just as much as anyone reading this does. Amidst testing, spring fever, and the end of the school year inching closer and closer with each passing day teachers grow weary in April. Teachers, do not lose heart. Teaching is … More Moments of Greatness

Easter in a Storm

When I picture Easter I often picture the idyllic photos of flowers in full bloom beneath a clear blue sky as children and families smile all dressed up eating a picnic, for some reason. Somehow, Easter looks like a stock photo in my mind. And yet, I know Easter means oh so much more than … More Easter in a Storm