Ah, the end of a year. Always bittersweet, always reflective, always coming way faster than I could have ever predicted.
It's been really hard for me to watch the news lately. I mean, all year, yes, but in the last month in particular. I've been avoiding Facebook, because even the posts from like-minded women have filled me with dread and heartache. I'm talking about all. these. men.
This month has been long and exhausting, but it has also been one of the best Januarys I have had in recent memory. I've been making an effort to be more intentional... choosing things that will bring me happiness, letting go of the things that bring me down, and making an effort to spend more … Continue reading January Wrap-Up
Typically, when that week between Christmas and New Year's Eve rolls around, I get really nostalgic for the year that has past. I contemplate the things that have happened in the last year to get me to the point I'm at now, and I wonder about what the future holds. But frankly, I'm so over … Continue reading Recovery Mode
Today is Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. Of course, I've always watched the Macy's parade, especially loving the Broadway performances and the Radio City Rockettes. And then there's the food. Because allllll the food. But one of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving is the fact that it forces us to … Continue reading Thankful in 2016
On July 5, I wrote a blog post for the first time in a year. It was filled with gratitude and hope. Life is looking vastly different than it was four months ago. On August 13, 2016, our home flooded. We were not the only people on our street to flood. We weren't the only … Continue reading A Year (Revised)
Hello! It's been almost a year since my last blog post. Why so long? Well, starting a new job is never easy. Starting a new teaching job with subjects you've never taught before in a school that allows you to create your own curriculum? That's damn overwhelming.In the past year I've planned a wedding, kicked … Continue reading A Year
This summer, there hasn't been a whole lot of reading getting done. I know exactly why.Procrastination.I'm falling prey to it, just like my students. All summer long, I could have been reading glorious contemporary fiction that sucks me in. Instead, I've been feeling guilty about not completing my summer reading. I didn't want to read … Continue reading A Summer of Classics
Oops.. I might have been slacking on the blogging, but I really miss these wrap-up posts. They are a way for me to keep my life organized, and help me look back on my year. (Also, it helps me remember all of the books I read, which, alas, hasn't been many lately.)Spring in One Word: … Continue reading Spring Wrap-Up
Beginning in August, I will be using my MBA to teach college-level Economics classes to juniors and seniors in high school. I will also be using my education degree to teach English to some unsuspecting tenth graders.This week, I received an email saying I had been chosen for a very special professional development opportunity. My … Continue reading Exciting Opportunities Abound