Written in Ink

“Look, I don’t need a band-aid

I need you to clean up my amputated limb here.”

Click to read my ramblings on actions and consequences.

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7 things I have learned in 2017

“Without change – physically or philosophically, we stagnate. What have I learned in 2017 that will allow me to grow?”

Click to read the 7 things I’ve learned in 2017.

No empathy? No sympathy.

“I will not set myself on fire to keep others warm.”

Click to read my ramblings on self-compassion.

Other People

“Grief. That abstract concept that applies to other people – other, unlucky people.”

Click to read my ramblings on a tormented heart.

Finding Narnia: A Guide for Adults

“When contrasting my childlike spirit with my adult lack there-of, I’ve realized that adults are too tied to an agenda – that we have forgotten how to make the most of the simple moments in our quest to find the Narnia of experiences. What if Narnia is that quiet night at the hotel with someone you love?”

Click to read my ramblings on finding Narnia as a semi-imaginative adult.

Perfectly Imperfect, like my lawn

“I always feel accomplished when we are done, and we laugh as the next band of wind knocks down leaves to take the place of the ones we just raked away. It’s almost metaphorical. Nothing is ever perfect. Everything requires cyclical tending and nurturing. ”

Click to read my ramblings on fall traditions

Sharpened Sword

“Seeing that, despite hardships, I make a positive impact on students, that my classroom is a home away from home for them, maybe plays a small part in why they are comfortable continuing on their quest for an education, gives me the inspiration I need to push through to the next year. ”

Click to read my ramblings on the new school year.

Wishful Thinking

“I wish I didn’t even have to wish for this. ”

Click to read my ramblings on the state of healthcare.

Summer Sunset

“Sun sets on summer tonight, but my heart is full, my mind is well-stocked with memories to recall on tough days, and I’m refreshed, renewed, reinvigorated, and ready to re-enter the whirlwind of real life. ”

Click to read my ramblings on my “five favs.”

Hearth away from Home

“And so, we come back year after year, we take a deep breath, open our storage cabinets, and get to work transforming a jail cell into a home.”

Click to read my ramblings on preparing a classroom.

ContraDickens

“As each orbit of the earth around the sun ascends and descends, sun sets on summer.”