My husband and I are very systematic people. We thrive on routine and schedules. When we're on vacation, there's an Excel sheet that goes along with our days. Letting go is difficult for us. A few months ago, we took a trip to Texas, which included a few days in Austin. While there, we were … Continue reading On Blank Canvas
I wish I could say I was the type of person who woke up every morning, sipped a nice cup of tea and wrote in a journal. I'm not. I try to be, sometimes - but that lasts for a week at most. Last night, I found an old journal of mine, from 2015. Only … Continue reading Dear 20 Year Old Me
Anyone else exhausted? I can taste spring break on my tongue, but it's not quite here yet. My patience is running slim, and my student's are antsy to be out for the summer. It's been a rough week in my classroom. On the bright side - three more Fridays until break! Lets get on with … Continue reading Five Thangs Friday #7
The World Happiness Report came out today, on International Happiness Day, and the United States is the 19th happiest country. Last year, we were the 18th happiest country, and the year before that, we were the 14th happiest. So... what's happening? Why are we, a developed country, failing at happiness? What even is happiness?! How … Continue reading International Happiness Day: Where Do We Stand?!
Is your cup half full? Half empty? I want neither. I want a cup that is so full, that it overflows onto the saucer beneath it. With the self-love, respect and energy that overflows, I want to give to others. I recently heard this quote on a podcast. People always say you can't give unless … Continue reading Don’t Give From Your Cup, Give From Your Saucer
I've begun to really look forward to Five Thangs Friday. It makes me really take a step back and think about five things that truly made my week better - which can help me when I'm stuck in a rut, as I have been. I haven't posted much lately. I've lacked thoughts, which is a … Continue reading Five Thangs Friday #6
I. Am. Exhausted. Mentally. Physically. ALL OF IT! Work this week has been rough, but ya'll, we made it! It is Friyay! So here's my five favorites from this week! #1. Meal prep! Since we moved, I haven't prepped my meals for the week which has led me to eating whatever leftovers I could find … Continue reading Five Thangs Friday #5