When the #metoo hashtag started, I was a little nervous. I almost didn't participate. There were so many stories of being sexually harassed or assaulted that I could choose from. I did end up telling the story that impacted me most, the reason I stopped taking public transportation alone. Here is a copy of that … Continue reading #MeToo and Why I Don’t Think It Is a Witch Hunt
Did you know the average person spends 3 hours and 45 minutes on their phone per day! Almost 4 hours! That’s 33 hours per week. That’s another full-time job! Do you know what I could accomplish with 33 extra hours in my week? And if you are reading this and thinking, “that’s not … Continue reading Screens Are Ruining Us
Every year around this time people start getting self-reflective. Every year around this time memes and people’s facebook posts start talking about how “This year was terrible, can’t wait for the new year.” Every. Single. Year. Last year, everyone was saying that 2016 sucked and that 2017 would be “their” year. Now, I’m seeing a … Continue reading I Will Not Live Life Looking Forward to a New Year.
The other night I had the most incredible dream. I was walking on a very narrow and rocky path along the mountainside. I know there was someone else with me but I can’t remember who it was or if it was anyone I actually know. I was very scared along this path because I was … Continue reading Polar Bears and Waterfalls
In previous blog posts, I have mentioned that I am an empath. I wanted to give a brief overview since many people do not know what that means. I’ve been researching this topic for a few months now as I have been trying to gain a full understanding of myself. What is an empath? An … Continue reading What is an Empath?
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
A few weeks, I was laying in bed thinking about relationships; romantic relationships, friendships, and relationships with family. I had just finished reading Geraldine DeRuiter’s memoir (seriously, probably one of my top 5 books right now) and she did a beautiful job describing her relationship with her husband. The ups and the downs and even … Continue reading Should I Stay or Should I Go?
I am reposting this blog post that I had posted a few years ago. This story is the reason I started writing about my dating experience. I have learned you have to have a bit of a sense of humor to be out in the dating world. Luckily, I've had many more bad dates over … Continue reading This Is Why I Blog
Someone recently asked me what it means to be in a romantic relationship with someone. I have to say, I was really thrown off by that question because I had never really thought about it. You have the conversation where you both agree that you are exclusively in a relationship with one another, that person … Continue reading What does it mean to be in a relationship?
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