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
Listening to other people enumerate my daily schedule (work 9+ hours a day, eat dinner, shower, do homework till 1 or 2am, sleep a few hours, and repeat) sounds like they’re talking about someone else. Surely I am not the one who is foolhardy enough to think she can do this and survive to be … More “I can do anything for a year…”
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…
“Nooooo! Don’t do that! I hate when cute girls mess up their looks.” “You’ll have to dress more girly and learn about make up and stuff” “Everyone is going to think you’re a [lesbian]” “You can’t do that! Just… don’t.” I’m not even joking, you guys. The past couple of weeks, I have gotten all … More I am not my hair.
In my ventures, I’ve been incredibly blessed to meet and get to know some outstanding individuals, and today’s post was inspired by one of them. My friend Pachet is the type of woman every woman should have in their life- enterprising, creative, intuitive, ground-breaking, and encouraging. If you go to her blog (link at the bottom … More Get uncomfortable being “normal”
Recently, I was asked what I would say to my 15 year old self if I could go back and give her advice. I immediately came up with a few, like these gems: It is ok to not be who you want to be yet. It’s ok to grow into the image you put into … More Be afraid- And do it anyway.