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21 things 2016 taught me

December 20, 2016 | No Comments

    As we all gear up to say goodbye to 2016, I realize that this year has brought about so many changes in my life, changes that have caused me to experience a range of emotions.  From my job relocation, to my mom’s heart attack, from the loss of a friend to the loss […]

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“Ok, so I really want that vest!”

December 3, 2016 | No Comments

   Night out with Faux Fur Vest Last year when I was obsessed with finding a Faux Fur Vest, I looked everywhere for one that not only looked good but also did’t cost a lot.  So you can imagine my surprise when I walked into Catos Fashion last October and found this beauty.  I could […]

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The Missing Piece…

December 3, 2016 | No Comments

For the better part of 2016, I have been in a reflective state, and since I have spent most of the year “in my feelings” (as my students would say), my blog while i was busy thinking suffered and so did I.  Why? Because I didn’t get the chance to do what I love which is […]

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Say Something… my take on why black lives matter

July 26, 2016 | No Comments

  There are times when we are left with no words to convey the overflow of emotions that fills us. No words because to utter a word, would cause something akin to a volcanic explosion to erupt inside of us. This is pretty much how I felt when Alton Sterling and Philando Castile lost their […]

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As a spouse, what grade do you deserve?

July 23, 2016 | No Comments

As a teacher, it is my job to assess or grade my students’ work or their ability to perform a skill or meet a standard. However, very rarely do I take the time to assess my ability to perform in the various areas of my life. For instance, as a teacher, I am super reflective […]

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“It’s been a long time…

June 6, 2016 | No Comments

If you are from my day then you know the rest of the lyrics, “I shouldn’t have left you without a strong [post] to step to”. Like Eric B and Rakim wanted to keep the beats coming, I want to keep the blog posts coming, but sometimes life gets in the way of what we […]

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Press the Quarterly Reset Button

April 1, 2016 | No Comments

For students and teachers alike, the end or beginning of a quarter or a series of 9 weeks means a chance to reflect on the old and a clean slate for the new. It makes sense in the classroom, so I plan to adopt this same mode of thinking for my life. The new quarter is […]

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Spilled Gravy

March 31, 2016 | No Comments

When there is spilled gravy… my fridge with spilled gravy In December, I purchased Marie Kondo’s audio book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. Some have referred to her book as the “decluttering bible”, so with a review like that, I knew that I needed it in my life. Since […]

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Look at what I made!

March 29, 2016 | No Comments

For this school teacher, Spring Break does not actually mean going on an awesome vacation. For me, it actually means get your crap together because this is really the last time you’re going to have off from now until Memorial Day (a mouthful, right?).  Well, it’s true,  and a part of me getting my crap together actually includes […]

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Wow, it’s the end of March!

March 25, 2016 | No Comments

You were mostly amazing… I have come to call the 3rd month of 2016 my month of growth. Not only did I became a year older, I became wiser, and I became better. I set out to make this month, all 31 days of it, a celebration, and for the most part I did. The first […]

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