Tag Archives: what do I want to be when I grow up

My (not at all straightforward) road to teaching

“Are you a teacher?” an earnest looking eighteen year old girl asked me questioningly. I stood before a group of average looking adolescent women in my brand new pencil skirt, jittery from my third cup of coffee that day. I … Continue reading

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Where I want to be right now: JayZ vs. Martina McBride

My job is great, but not perfect, but I’m happy being here right now. I finally able to be thankful and acknowledge what I have, without always trying to come up with ways to make it better. Continue reading

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All done?

“I’m all done, mommy”—I hear so many times in a day. My children are very good at voicing their opinions on when something has run its course, is now over and demands mommy’s immediate attention. Like when they finish their … Continue reading

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