I've been MIA from blogging and writing. Completely. There have been a lot of transitions happening lately and it has been throwing me off. All of which are incredible and I'm so grateful for, but I'm also trying to figure out my balance. Teaching and trying to finish a master's degree is incredibly challenging, throw … Continue reading Transitions, Changes, and Searching for Creativity.
To The Man at Buffalo Wild Wings, Today, one of my students came to me and told me all about you. He couldn't wait to tell me what had happened the night before. Usually, I do not see this student until the last period of the day, but he came and saw me first thing … Continue reading An Open Letter to the Man Who Unknowingly Impacted a Student
As thinking person with a conscience, I am fiercely feminist. I know and have seen the effects of women being marginalized and treated like objects. I’m also completely aware of the crazy gap between men in leadership roles versus women. I am also aware that even in the creative space, men are far … Continue reading I Am A Feminist, But Feminism Cannot Be Generalized
As I am back at work this week and going through my classroom as well as sitting through the endless professional development sessions, I keep reflecting on why I teach. I keep finding items from past students and looking forward to my new incoming students. I'm trying to maintain my focus this year and put … Continue reading A Story of Why I Teach
I have a very interesting relationship with food and my body. 4 years ago, I was in the best shape of my life. I was working out regularly and eating pretty decently. I also did not drink nearly as much as I do now. Happy hours were an occasional occurrence. My friends and I had … Continue reading Relationships and Health
Vulnerability- the quality or state of being exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally. Being vulnerable is hard and it sucks. I’ve always felt a little vulnerable. I’m the kind of person who wears her heart on her sleeve and cannot hide my emotions. Trust me, I’ve tried. I’ve … Continue reading Vulnerability- why it sucks
This morning I was looking through Facebook's "On this Day." I always find it interesting to see what I was doing on Facebook in the past. One of the entries from 10 years ago was a Facebook "note" I had written, back before I was blogging or doing much writing at all. Below … Continue reading When I was 19….
It's been 2 weeks since I posted my Year of Single bucket list. So far I have a knocked two items off my bucket list. 1.) Try boxing 23.) Attend a concert of someone I’ve never heard of. Boxing I have taken on 2 different kinds of classes. Body combat and standard boxing with … Continue reading Boxing and Bluegrass
Not a fancy title. Not a profound statement. Just the simple, insanely exciting truth. I. Am. Published. How did this happen? Well, one day I was searching the internet for places that pay you to write. I wanted to put myself out there. I had never submitted any writing to be published, but I wanted … Continue reading I’m published!!
"7 Fast Moves for Flat Abs" "Lean, Strong, Confident One Workout to Sweaty Bliss." "Look Great Beauty Playbook" "Prevent Pounds from Creeping Back" next to another article "Break free from negative thinking." These are just some of the titles of articles from one "fitness" magazine that arrived in my mailbox. By some miracle there is … Continue reading Why I Cancelled all my Fitness Magazine Subscriptions