Last night was DATE NIGHT!! We had an amazing dinner of Thai food, with a mai tai of […]
The time has come. I have finished my second children’s book and I am ready to find an […]
Everyone struggles in life. Sometimes it takes us down a dark path, but we must always keep trudging […]
This year was supposed to be my YEAR of WRITING, but something happened. Life.
The truth is that I let life overwhelm me for a bit.
So in an attempt to help me put every worry in it’s place and remember what is really important in our short lives…here are my confessions:
This new year is a year to feel positive, to be determined, to work intentionally, and […]
As a special education teacher, it is always bittersweet when summer finally arrives. I am beyond ready for the break from IEPs, meetings, and SOL drama. However, the thought of leaving “my kids” is heartbreaking. I call them “my kids” not because they are “sped” but because during those 9-10 months of school I spend so much time with them helping them in their subjects, helping them with their testing anxiety, chatting about their days, giving morning hugs as they walk in the front door from the bus and receiving afternoon hugs as they rush by me to leave school for the day. Some are not “sped”, some are. It really doesn’t matter. They are all reminders of why teachers teach.
I am no stranger of thinking negatively…from thinking I am the most unattractive woman around to thinking that the stranger next to me is a serial killer. Although, really, that last one might be more of a paranoid side effect of reading too many Ted Bundy true stories, along with living in Tallahassee, Florida years ago which is home to his last brutal killing. (Yep. Criminal Justice dork here.)
The point of all of this is that the power of negativity is strong so you must walk away from the dark any way that you can. Appreciate positive moments for they can drive the negative thoughts away in a second.