5 Things That Have Been Taking Up Space in my Head as of Late

Let's just start with this: I am so grateful for the sun today. After 3 rainy, dreary days, my mood and energy level were suffering. So, yes. Today I am grateful for the sun. At any rate, whenever there are days that are dark and forlorn, I tend to do a lot of thinking. Sometimes…

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A Little Hindsight on this December Morning

As a teacher, there were more times than I care to admit that I felt I wasn't enough.  There were times I felt I wasn't making a difference.There were times I questioned why I was even teaching.There were times I just felt less than.You know—not as good as. Like I should be doing more. Like I should be…

Numbers, Body Acceptance, and Making a Difference

In the educational world, there is a video based discussion platform called Flipgrid which allows students to share their voices (and faces) with others. It's rather simple to use (even for old people like me), so I was a bit surprised when I could hear, but couldn't see a couple of my students. When I…

I Write Because the World Needs More Honesty

Why do I write? Why do I feel compelled to write down the jumbled up thoughts bouncing around in my head? I mean, it's not as if the words magically flow out of my head and through my fingertips with great ease, that's for sure. The process of writing is not easy. To be honest,…

Yet Another Rant

But it's been a while, so I guess you could say I was long overdue. This issue has been simmering for quite a while now; I haven't been sure how or when or even if it should be addressed, but today I am throwing caution to the wind and I've decided to just start writing/whining. (I've made…