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?
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
I’ve been reading a lot of articles lately about dating and relationships. I came across this one on Forbes “The Return of the Spinster,” from 2015. This article was an interesting read and some of the information was valuable. The article mostly points to be Gen Xers and Baby Boomers being unmarried and childless. It … Continue reading Why I’m tired of Overgeneralized comments about Millenials.
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