As I go into a new work week, I am reminding myself of some things I learned last week. In a 5 day workweek, I learned that I need to stop being so sad and reaching the edge of depression over the fact that I spend my days with other people’s kids while I miss … More What My Students Taught Me in 1 Short Week
Okay I’m not even sure how to do this, so this is where I begin. I have a very dear friend – the first friend I made when I moved here in 2004. It’s only May, but she’s had a very rough year already. She was diagnosed with breast cancer at the end of last … More Can’t Think of Catchy Title About Cancer
This post started one way and took me somewhere completely different by the end. It all started with a picture (see Picture 1 below). Somehow wanting to reflect on what it said about “my world” turned into writing about a sneeze and ended by me asking you to join me in starting a movement. My … More Say NO to Normal
Feb. 11, 2015 Today has been incredibly emotional and full of tears for me. I’ve had tears from pride all the way to tears from my heart breaking, and I’m closing out this day feeling emotionally drained to say the least. And the Winner Is . . . Let me preface by saying the fact … More A Day of Tears
A Letter to Myself A few weeks ago, our principal gave us an envelope and a single sheet of KISD letterhead paper and asked us to write a letter to ourselves telling why we teach, and we were to return them to him to be used for something later. For me, this wasn’t just … More Why Do I Teach?
Wow! What an exciting time in my life! I don’t even know where to begin. First Thing’s First I have to announce that my newest book, Jewel of Light, is so very close to being in your hands, and I’m like a kid on Christmas Eve who is too excited to go to sleep! In … More LifeChanger — Who Me?