Continuous Journey Requires Specific Goals

“The point is that you are back, wobbly or not!” When I wrote about getting back on the bicycle after time away from doing things that had been a natural part of my life, a friend of mine made that comment. I loved this, because it was so accurate. That’s exactly how I felt! ButContinue reading “Continuous Journey Requires Specific Goals”

Teaching Middle School During a Pandemic Has Its Benefits

While many of my teacher friends share tales of woe and While many of my teacher friends share tales of woe and higher stress levels, I would like to offer an alternate view of teaching during the pandemic. Yes, a majority of us have been thrown into something we’ve never experienced. As a 26-year veteran,Continue reading “Teaching Middle School During a Pandemic Has Its Benefits”

Unexpected time off, unexpected thoughts

To borrow an overused word, it’s been a ‘surreal’ start to my spring break as a classroom teacher. This is the first time I’ve had a spring break in my educational career, and while I thought I would be giving myself a long to-do list to accomplish this week, I find myself in thoughtful contemplationContinue reading “Unexpected time off, unexpected thoughts”

Taking a break is okay

Sometimes I just need a break. I need to stop what I’m doing and alleviate the undue stress I’m putting on myself. Recently, the undue stress has been writing. Every time I sit down to start a new blog post, I look at the blinking cursor with a ton of thoughts running through my mindContinue reading “Taking a break is okay”

Friday nights are for meal planning

Figuring out new recipes is what everyone does on a Friday night, right? No? Okay, maybe it’s just me then, but this is exactly what I’m doing tonight because I finally got fed up with our eating pattern. Or lack thereof. My husband and I have been doing this delicate balance of trying to adhereContinue reading “Friday nights are for meal planning”

Books and coffee – an afternoon delight

I loved my afternoon. Instead of coming home after work and jumping right into working out, cleaning, or starting dinner, I stopped by Startbucks for an afternoon treat. I dropped off my bag when I got to our apartment, put a couple of things away, grabbed a book and headed out to the deck withContinue reading “Books and coffee – an afternoon delight”