Every day is a second chance.

When I open my eyes in the morning, I’m getting in the habit of being thankful for being given another day. As I am in the midst of my second act, I feel much more connected to being grateful for each day. I don’t think I appreciated each day as much when I was younger,Continue reading “Every day is a second chance.”

People Were Right: I Am Tired

I chose to ignore what people were saying during the school year. Right and left, I noticed quotes and comments on Instagram and Twitter about teachers saying how tired they were. Allies were saying the same thing about us. I chose to ignore what was being said, because I’m a firm believer that even ifContinue reading “People Were Right: I Am Tired”

It’s Been a Hot Minute

The last time I wrote my grandson was seven months old. He just had his first birthday a little over a week ago. So much has happened over the last five months, but it makes no sense to give a rundown. There’s too much to tell. Over the next few weeks my goal is toContinue reading “It’s Been a Hot Minute”

Hitting a Detour Doesn’t Equate with Failure

To say my journey to overall better health is off to an auspicious start would be very accurate. I had everything organized to set myself up for success, and then this happened: Our grandson Ace was born, our first grandchild. While I was planning to start focusing on my journey, my path went completely toContinue reading “Hitting a Detour Doesn’t Equate with Failure”

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”