“Ok, so I really want ..

   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 […]

Posted December 3, 2016
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The Missing Piece…

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 […]

Posted December 3, 2016
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Say Something… my take..

  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 […]

Posted July 26, 2016
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As a spouse, what grade do y..

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 […]

Posted July 23, 2016
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“It’s been a lon..

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 […]

Posted June 6, 2016
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Press the Quarterly Reset Bu..

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 […]

Posted April 1, 2016
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Spilled Gravy

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 […]

Posted March 31, 2016
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Look at what I made!

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 […]

Posted March 29, 2016
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Wow, it’s the end of M..

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 […]

Posted March 25, 2016
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what’s changing?

Lately, I have been noticing something different about myself. I don’t know why the change is happening, but I do know that I have been more anxious, less patient, and more distracted  than usual. I have even been thinking a lot more than usual (I didn’t even think that was even possible). So I asked myself three […]

Posted March 6, 2016
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