Press Pause

It has been pretty quiet around here lately. Once school finished at the end of April, I went back to work. Between work and personal life, things are busy. I am trying to enjoy the little things, be spontaneous, and live to the fullest. Now that I have a clear path, especially with my career,…

Where closing one door, opens another

The little girl in this picture has definitely come a long way. She grew up in a home where she had two loving parents that shaped her into a strong, smart and independent woman. They encouraged academics and marching to the beat of her own drum. While her childhood and teenage years were happy, she…

In my 31st year.

32. Thirty-two. Trente-deux. I’m not afraid to say my age, I wear it like a badge of honor. I like being in my thirties and I love being 32. Happy Birthday to me. In my 31st year, I have accomplished a lot. I was working in an awesome school, in the best classroom and having…

Give thanks

As I sit here on the eve of our Thanksgiving, I am thinking about what has happened over the last year and I have to say that I’m pretty blessed. Over the last few days I’ve been asking my students what they’re thankful for and most of them have said the usual – family, friends,…

Good bye, Summer

Ace of Base said it well, it’s been a Cruel, Cruel Summer. Okay, so there were parts where it wasn’t so bad. But I am glad it has come to an end for me. How does it go? There were the best of times, there were the worst of times… There was Minneapolis, a death…