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
My old man dog died in October of last year and it was a terribly painful experience for me. I cried for like three days straight. Even now typing those words make me really sad. I had decided I either wanted to foster or adopt a dog but I was DEFINITELY going to wait until the … Continue reading How Adopting a Dog Changed Me
Dear Readers, As some of you know, I was contributing to a millennial women's website for a bit. And as some of you know, my articles have tapered off there. While they are a great website, my ideas do not really align with what they want. When I got hired on, I was told they were … Continue reading Writing Choices-An Open Letter
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
Every year that I have taught 5th grade, they have always been obsessed with my dating life. I typically do not divulge whether I am dating someone or not, but this just keeps them asking and does not deter them like I hope. This year, nothing has changed however they have been more open with … Continue reading How My Dating Life Should Be- According to 5th Graders
Several years ago in my first stint in online dating, I met a man I’ll call Tom. He lived in a town roughly an hour away from me so we met halfway in between for a drink. Our first date was very awkward. He was a tech nerd and a nerd in every way. He … Continue reading The Time I Might Have Dated a Murderer
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?
I have written a lot about how hate and bigotry really bother me. I think in part that 1.) it bothers any decent human being and 2.) I’m an empath so seeing these types of hateful behaviors really has a physical impact on me. When I tell people I avoid the news, often they tell … Continue reading A Note on Love and Hate
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?