Today, Tuesday, June 15, 2021, is finally here! It's the last day of the longest school year since I began teaching in 2008. There were times this school year I didn't know if this day would ever come. So many things changed, so many different times, and last minute. There were new programs to learn, another way to implement curriculum, and the demands and expectations remained in place even though we were online 75% of the school year. (more…)
I have always been an ambitious person. I have written about some of the dreams I've had on this blog. I always knew I was destined for greatness. But, there are so many more things left for me to accomplish in different areas of my life. So, here are five big goals I have as a writer. (more…)
As of today, my mother has been gone for sixteen years. Sixteen years of her not hugging me.Sixteen years of not getting her advice.Sixteen years of her not fussing at me for not answering my phone while I'm out.Sixteen years of ups, downs, pain, and joy. (more…)
One year ago today, I independently published my very first ebook, No, I Don't Have To via Amazon. By releasing my book, I realized my dream of becoming an author and creating another income source on my road to entrepreneurship.To celebrate my first anniversary, I am releasing the story that has received the most feedback and reactions FOR FREE. See below-Imaginary Race. (more…)
You've made it this far. You've made it through or are making it through some of the most challenging times in your life. There were some things you thought would absolutely break you, but look at you-you're here. You did it. You're doing it. While I'm speaking to you, I am also speaking to me. If you had told me fifteen years ago, I would have survived my mother's death and went on to do some of the things I've done; I would have thought you were crazy. But look at me- I'm succeeding. I'm thriving, growing, learning, and improving daily. Has it been tough? PLEASE BELIEVE IT. There have been times I've wanted to give up. There have been times when I thought I gave up, but I kept…
Reading is one of my favorite things to do. Cliche or not-reading is the key to a better life. The reader and Language Arts teacher in me believes that wholeheartedly. Below is a list of a few of my favorite inspirational books. These books have taught me, changed me, and inspired me to better and do better. Have you read any of my favorites? What book has changed your life?
Last month I came across a thirty-day walking challenge on Instagram. The goal was to walk thirty miles in thirty days. The woman who created the challenge (BmoreZinga) didn’t want to put pressure on people; she suggested we walk one mile per day but made it clear we would encourage each other and not shame each other throughout the process. It was okay if you missed a day. I accepted the challenge and, in the process, learned a lot about myself and reinforced some things I already knew. Walking is my favorite form of exercise. Exercising does not come easy to me. It’s a task, and it takes me forever to do, but not walking. I would grab my headphones and favorite playlist and enjoy my time by myself thinking…