I owe it to the victims in Las Vegas, in Orlando, in Aurora, in San Bernardino, Roseburg, Charleston, Washington DC, Newtown, Seal Beach, Ft. Hood, Binghampton, Omaha, Blacksburg, Santee, Wakefield, Columbine, San Francisco, Killeen, and countless other cities touched by mass shooting incidents (and that’s only a few since I turned two years old, y’all). Frankly, so do you. … More When you can’t sleep and have to say something…
There’s so many challenges to being a teacher, and even more to being a long term Substitute Teacher (all the work, half the perks… no union). Every day has its perks if you look hard enough for them, though. Today, my perk came in the form of a formerly challenging student being in the discipline … More Teacher-perks
I am twenty-seven years old. This is the weirdest age I have EVER been (although, I suspect I’ll say that about every age ever). I have achieved more in the past couple years than I feel like should be allowed in a fairly normal life like mine… but I am admittedly still very green at … More Always in Transit.
Oh hey there! I am currently in a “too caffeinated to sleep, too tired for coherent homework” space. I thought I would write brain fuzz out and see what happens. Sorry in advance if I ramble, I just miss blogging. If I’m being honest (and I -almost- always am), 2017 has been really rough on … More Why is this happening?!?!
April is National Poetry Month. This year, I will be posting a poem a day (and doing my best to do so with a video of the poet reciting it). One of the reasons I love poetry is it reminds me of the best and worst of my own life while teaching me where others … More National Poetry Month… week 1
When I’m exhausted, battling a sinus issue, and bouncing back from months of anxiety-related social withdrawal, it is really hard to keep my mouth shut on certain people’s posts. I guess tonight exists to teach me that we all have exceptions to social rules we’d like to be followed… … More Up until now…
Yesterday was one of my favorite days in a long time. I worked a lot, stressed a lot, calmed a lot of people down, and walked more miles than I have in recent memory. I spent the day at my alma mater here in Sacramento helping get an event called Senior Boards up and going (to … More It’s always the little things
I used to be one of the girls trapped in the trope of “I’d rather hang out with guys than girls- girls cause too much drama and are so catty!” I was stuck there until a couple of years ago when women seemed to be the only ones bothering to pick me up from a … More To the Women in My Life:
This guy didn’t have a name. Well… I’m sure he had a name but for the time I knew him, he went without one. I caught him on a Thursday morning and while I walked him into the side yard we use as a holding zone for strays during their wait for animal control (We have … More And sometimes the world breaks your heart.
I am a teacher. For a paycheck, I work at schools in my hometown. Really, as my passion, I spend ten + hours a day in a classroom with anywhere from 15-30 middle schoolers and chat with them, uplift them, encourage them, and teach them. Through the kid drama, the politics in the workplace as … More Why I love Mondays.