When you can’t sleep and have to say something…

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…

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Teacher-perks

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

Always in Transit.

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.

Up until now…

         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…

Why I love Mondays.

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.