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.
When I was younger, I had people who were friends of convenience- we were mandated by law to be in the same place together for 6+ hours a day, 5 days a week so of course we bonded. My friends seemed to be my entire life- some of them were amazing and true to me, … More You are my favorite
What’s your dream? I mean No-holds -barred, complete picture, wildest dream? Is it to be an actor? A musician? A fortune 500 CEO? The next Mark Zuckerberg? Whatever it is, I bet you can do it. My dream is to be a teacher. I know, right? It might seem pedestrian to some of you, dear … More What they don’t tell you about dreams
When I was a teenager, I felt very isolated. Unique story, I know… Just bare with me, okay? I felt like no one understood what I was going through in large part because there’s this lie we tell kids about their youth being the best part of their lives. I thought my strife was out … More Be a listener.
…gratitude. Looking back at posts chronologically on Facebook through services like “on this day” has proven really educational. Not about the world as a whole or anything grand-scheme like that, but about myself and the growth I’ve gone through since getting it when I was seventeen. I have gone through (several) self-deprecation phases, discovered and … More The word that changed my life…