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

Closing a Chapter

Sitting down in an attempt to write this post feels like reading the last page of a great book. You know, the feeling when the left side of the book starts to weigh heavy in your hands as the pages struggle to stay open. You must decide to either bend the spine or hold tightly … More Closing a Chapter

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.

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