What We Say

Words. Simple little phonemes that when put together have the power to either create or destroy. Why is it that when we hide behind our computer screens, we think it’s okay to neglect integrity and to slander one another? Why do we jump on opportunities to heap blame, delight in passive aggressiveness , and praise…

No Expectations for 2019

For reasons that seem hard to put into words, the Holidays have always been a challenging time for me. I find that each day Christmas gets a little closer, the greater my anxiety increases. In the end, it’s like I’m in survival mode – just trying to remain sane and “with it” until it passes….

Poetry Posts: Week 7

Freedom Vacation is here And I feel as though I’m a bird Taking its first Flight. ……………… Death of An iPhone I placed you on the windowsill But not well enough, for you Came teetering downwards With a giant smack on the tiled Floor. I picked you up hoping For the best, my heart plummeting…

Spirit Week: Day 4

Today is Ugly Sweater day for the adults and Crazy Hat/Hair day for the students. So far I’ve seen a plethora of cat and dog sweaters, Santa and reindeer dresses, Christmassy leggings, and elf slippers. For the kids, one boy came in with tiny pig tails in his buzz cut, some kids shaved half their…

Bookshelf Tour: Jan Brett

I’ve always loved children’s books, particularly the illustrations. Ever since working at a public library in the children’s room, I’ve stumbled upon many amazing books, but nothing quite compares to Brett’s work. I guess you can say I’ve loved Jan Brett for a while now. However it wasn’t until April of 2016 when I got…

Spirit Week: Day 3

Today is “Dress your Best” day! Which means the majority of the school is all decked out from head to toe, especially the children. This morning, some of my kids came into the class wearing sweater vests, suit coats, dresses, fur coats, etc… literally anything and everything. And I wore these… Needless to say, I…

Spirit Week: Day 2

Today is pajama day, and needless to say, I’m super jazzed about it! Being a teacher has a lot of perks, one of them being that I can dress and act like a child while still being an adult. Later today, the kids are getting fed hot chocolate while being read The Polar Express. My…

Spirit Week: Day 1

Today is Grinch Day, which I accidentally missed out on – wearing red instead of green… oops! However, I’m currently sitting at a desk, filling in the role of substitute teacher. The kids are at special, which is just another way to say they are doing something that isn’t the normal academia. Today’s special: Health…

Poetry Posts: Week 6

I’ve missed two Saturdays of poetry, and my only excuse is that I’ve been both physically and mentally exhausted these past few weeks. Whenever Saturday roles around, I feel like my creative storehouse has dried up and my inspiration depleted due to heavy eyes and persistent headaches. However, I shall try to remedy the gap…

Two Years!!

I’ve been MIA in the blogging department as of late due to an overwhelming load of homework. Grad school is no joke, friends. But as the week is coming to a close and assignments are passed in, I feel the pace petering out to a steady tromp. It feels good. Relieving. In the midst of…