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…

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A Quick Trip to Wisconsin and What I Thought About for 2,000 Miles

This past weekend was a whirlwind. Thursday afternoon, we attached an empty U-Haul to the back of the vehicle (because apparently it's $400 cheaper to rent round trip than one way— $400!!), and headed to Wisconsin. Our Christmas decorations (among other items) were still in the storage garage and we were running out of weekends…

To Teach, or Not to Teach?

You know those people who have ALWAYS known they wanted to be a teacher? Yeah...well...I'm not one of them. Oh, I'm not saying I didn't do my fair share of playing school when I was younger. My dolls Lolly, Pixie, and Annabelle frequently joined my stuffed teddy bear Teddy, and sock monkey Charlie, behind shoe…

Acknowledging the Importance of the Journey

Last week I had a luncheon date with a good friend of mine at a local coffee shop. I always look forward to meeting up with her, as she knows just what to say to make me think deeply...and sometimes, differently. And last week, that is just what I needed. (It would have been really…

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…