A side effect of being an honest and observant person with an open heart as well as codependent tendencies means that in a season of life like the one that we are collectively experiencing now, my energy is simply not my own. There has not been a day in the past month that I have … More This is what lucky feels like.
CW: fertility/reproductive health, surgery, personal permanent choices Been trying to figure out how to start talking about my upcoming hysterectomy on this platform when I haven’t written for years… then I got over myself and decided to use a post from the end of January that I wrote… tl;dr- Lots of life happening in my … More I’m back (and I wish I had better news)
I have a confession. I still think about my “ex”- more than I care to. It has been more than a year since we last saw each other, and it’s taken that long for me to be willing to sit down and unpack it in an honest way, looking fairly at both sides… Since I … More To: “You”
If you really knew me, you’d know that it made me cry because recently (and for a while), I haven’t felt like the world needed more of me. … More “I wish the world had more yous.”
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…