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
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?
When you go on a date with someone online you are risking two major things: 1.) Your life and 2.) Your sanity. While I have had many successful dates from the dating apps and honestly have had a few relationships come out of those dates, there are a lot of bad eggs out there that … Continue reading The Time I Used A Dating App- Part 1
I feel that some kind of dark magic takes place once you put yourself into a car. People think they are invisible, invincible, and just turn into flat out assholes. Driving is easily one of the most terrifying things I do all day. That's saying a lot considering I teach 5th graders. I think … Continue reading Why Driving is the F***ing Worst
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
I haven’t spoken about my “year of single bucket list” in awhile. It is still a work in progress even if some things have changed slightly. I’m not quite ready to write publicly about some of those changes, but soon enough. Here are some things I have accomplished: 7.) Meditate daily. I miss a few days … Continue reading Bucket List Update
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