Today Hits Different

Today hit different than the days before.  Why? Well, last week was spring break in my district. I planned to travel, wake up late, and leisurely drink my coffee. I needed the break! But today, today I expected to have twenty-five little stories to catch up on as they streamed into my classroom. Twenty-five hugs … More Today Hits Different

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

The Shelf

In my apartment I have this shelf that holds all the things I can’t fit into the cabinets. It lives in the closet with our washer and dryer serving as a makeshift pantry. Now when I moved in, this shelf started to wobble more than usual. But alas, I salvaged it with some duct tape … More The Shelf

Enough is enough.

This week I had a blog written and ready to go by Wednesday, which for me seems rare. But as I watched this weekend play out in Charlottesville, it felt empty to post about something other than my reflections on what occurred in America. So instead I penned this for this week. Know that I … More Enough is enough.

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