Hope :: “There’s Something Wrong with You”

9 times out of 10, we find ourselves saying these words to other people as a joke. Usually they’ve done something silly and we want to laugh but don’t want to laugh at the same time and so we say, “There’s something wrong with you…” That tenth time is when we’re hurt or angry andContinue reading “Hope :: “There’s Something Wrong with You””

Education :: If I Set the Date, There’s No Changing It

Really? I think we all get caught up in the unimportant details. Unless it’s a life or death, pass or fail thing, why can’t we change things? As a teacher, I’ve always had this issue of setting a date by which something should be done, then failing at it. It was no one’s fault thatContinue reading “Education :: If I Set the Date, There’s No Changing It”

Education :: Be There

My favorite teachers growing up were the ones who cared about me. I didn’t know anything about their personal lives. I didn’t even know their first names until much later. But I knew they cared about me. Mrs. Spargo understood that the playground wasn’t my favorite place. Instead of forcing me to go outside forContinue reading “Education :: Be There”

Hope :: Just Be You… Again

I don’t know about you, but in my life I’ve been told I’m “too ____________” many times. It’s always been about different things, which is why I put in the blank. I’m sure you can think back over your own life and pick out things people have said to or about you. The following isContinue reading “Hope :: Just Be You… Again”

Education :: Attainable Goals

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always had a habit of setting goals for myself (and my students) that are a little on the unattainable side. Is it good to challenge yourself and your students? Absolutely! But there does come a point where you need to be practical while also being hopeful. As aContinue reading “Education :: Attainable Goals”

Hope :: Just Be You

You are amazing. Just the way you are. You don’t need to do anything to make others accept you if you’re truly being yourself. I wish I could put a real mirror here in this post so that you could be seeing yourself as you read these next words: You are beautiful. You matter. YouContinue reading “Hope :: Just Be You”

Hope :: Running on Empty

I am a people-pleaser. I always have been, but I’m hoping I won’t always be… There’s nothing wrong with wanting the people around you to be happy and successful. The issue comes in when you sacrifice yourself and you own joy and peace to please other people. Yes, life sometimes comes with sacrifice. Sometimes weContinue reading “Hope :: Running on Empty”

Education :: Leading by Example

Though this post is labeled “Education”, I honestly believe this post can be for many different aspects of life! I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “Do as I say, not as I do.” Have you ever found yourself saying or thinking it? If so, I’m not going to chastise you. That’s not my job. IContinue reading “Education :: Leading by Example”