Ode to being happy (Thanks Jimmy Greenfield)

*I have been thinking a lot lately about this blog. How I somewhat abandoned it because other things got in my space. But writing makes me happy.  This blog was once something that felt glorious and exciting to me; I miss that feeling. I owe Jimmy Greenfield a big thank you for allowing me a platform to... Read more »

Until the universe reveals otherwise

I like to think I’m in touch with the world I live in. I keep up with the news, I listen to people, I get to know what’s going on.  I like to think of my world as a very large sphere where smaller worlds exist within. There’s the news world, work world, my family... Read more »

Weird things I do that have now become the norm

I do weird things. I tried to think of why I continue to do things that I know are weird. I don’t know where to start. Sometimes I like reading about other people’s weird things to feel better. Maybe this will make someone feel better because they’re weird too. I eat Greek yogurt with a... Read more »

Bring it back to reality, you privileged brat.

I’m mad at myself this week because I’ve gained a couple pounds. BOO HOO, I went to restaurant week 3 times and over-indulged. I am annoying.  I’m mad that I scheduled hosting my book club the day before I was supposed to leave for DC for a weekend getaway. Now I’m stressed having to cook... Read more »

You know you're a millennial when....Part 1

While grocery shopping is one of my favorite hobbies (for real, I categorize my grocery list), I’ve been having trouble making it a priority lately.  Between tying to keep my house clean and organized, making time for working out, taking care of extra work responsibilities, and buying fresh food, I’ve been feeling a little overwhelmed. It... Read more »

It took me until I was 29 to realized I was sexually harassed as a teenager.

I’m a high school teacher, I’m 29, I’ve been a teacher for 8 years. I realized during my 3rd period class that something that happened to me when I was 17 was actually sexual harassment. I had blocked and refused to think about this moment for years. The article that was the topic today was written... Read more »

An open letter to a lazy teacher

Fact: Everyone hates their job from time to time.  I don’t know anyone who (honestly) loves their job everyday. We get it. As mentioned in some previous posts, there are  a few perks to being a teacher. Not many, but some. Yes, I chose this life of servitude. But I did not choose who to teach with.... Read more »

The top 10 thoughts I have as I prepare to return to work

What day is it? I had such a great couple days. I’m not worried at all. About anything. Thanksgiving is such a wonderful holiday. Oh wait, it’s Sunday. Ew. Work resumes tomorrow. Where are my work pants? I don’t want to leave the warmth of comfortable clothing for the pain of business casual. Do they even... Read more »

You know it's getting out of control when...

You stop sleeping, which makes you always tired. When you do sleep, it’s full of nightmares (see aggressive dog nightmare later in post) Your eating habits don’t exist. There is no habit to the madness. Your house is dirty. Dust.bunnies.everywhere. Nightmare inducing dust bunnies. Your boyfriend is concerned. You forget to respond to texts. Your... Read more »

A 4 ingredient healthy-ish dish to make right now

One of my favorite things to do at work is day dream about what I’ll eat for dinner. The ultimate daydream is one in which I would get home and the dinner would already be made. But I don’t live that personal chef having.  For the record, I love to teach when I’m at work... Read more »