Feeling a Bit Melancholy After This Thanksgiving Weekend

It was a different kind of Thanksgiving. Typically, Thanksgiving is a blur. And a bit stressful. In all honesty, as much as I want it to be all about family, Thanksgiving feels like one big checklist. I don't think I ever fully appreciated the day. But this Thanksgiving was different. To begin with, we kicked off…

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Finally…My Year End Reflection

It's been almost 2 weeks since I packed up my classrooms and locked the doors. And since that time, I haven't had a chance to come up for air. But in a good way. I've been on the move. And yes, this is how I am justifying my absence from the blog. Besides, I needed…

Spring Break 2018 (No Swimsuit…Just Skis and Jumper Cables)

It's been a while, hasn't it? Despite my best intentions to be more consistent with my blogging, a few weeks have elapsed since my last post. My excuse? In the world of education, it's EP season, so too much a considerable amount of my 'free time' has been devoted to writing my documentation log for…

Long Overdue

2 months and 2 days. 2 months and 2 days since my last post. When you last heard from me, I was doing this: See the smile? Fake. I was incredibly unaware of the beauty surrounding me when this picture was taken. I was not living in the moment. Not at all.   You see,…

Summer Vacation 2017 Part 3

As I sit down to write this, I haven't even been home 48 hours, and yet it seems like a lifetime ago. The camper has been unloaded, cleaned, and put away. Laundry has been done. Groceries have been bought. I loved this vacation. So. Very. Much. Most importantly, I was able to see my two…