How to Talk to Single People, A Guide for the Holidays

Last year I posted this blog right after the Thanksgiving holiday. Not because I had had some horrible experience, but because it was an issue that over the years I and many others often face around this time of the year. Tonight, I post this blog again, not to be sassy or facetious, but instead … More How to Talk to Single People, A Guide for the Holidays

Continuing a Legacy

This weekend my family gathered in one place with a few friends to celebrate my mother’s sixtieth birthday, or what she says is her “30+30 birthday.” Do not hate me, but I myself am not a huge birthday person. I personally do not make a big to do about my own birthday. I don’t know … More Continuing a Legacy

Fall Break

Every month or so I try to make time for a grand adventure. This month one perk of teaching meant I got a fall break. Three days off amidst a very busy season of training and workshops, parent teacher conferences, and report cards was a welcome reprieve. Going into this school year I knew it … More Fall Break

Minnesota

Over Labor Day weekend I took a much needed trip to Richfield, Minnesota. Embarking on this journey has grown to a pilgrimage of sorts for my friends and I. For literal years we heard our friend Kris laud about the grandiose nature of the Minnesota State Fair. He told about the many delicious food options, … More Minnesota

How to Talk to Single People, a Guide for the Holidays

With holiday season in full swing, each of us now faces the opportunity to spend time with people we do not see often. Whether old friends at a holiday soirée or family at a gathering, in all honesty –  it can get awkward. To ease just a bit of the uncomfortableness the joyous season possess, … More How to Talk to Single People, a Guide for the Holidays

Flying into the Dark

Fall break for a teacher equals capacity met and reprieve necessary for survival. With parent teacher conferences completed, I got on an airplane with three friends and headed to Boise, Idaho. In Idaho, all twelve of my scattered friends would gather for four days, four full days. My anticipation level skyrocketed through the roof. I … More Flying into the Dark