Hope :: Living in the Moment

I don’t know about you, but I often find it very difficult to stay right in the moment. I dwell on things that have already happened or I look ahead to what could be… It’s not necessarily a bad thing to remember the past or look to the future. However, resenting or ignoring your currentContinue reading “Hope :: Living in the Moment”

Hope :: There is Always Hope

Bad things are going to happen. There’s no denying that fact. We can do everything right. We can make the right choices, hang out with the right people, do all the right things. And life still knocks us down and holds us under the waves. When that happens over and over again, it can wearContinue reading “Hope :: There is Always Hope”

Hope :: How Do I Re-Energize?

2020 has been an exceptionally bad year for many of us. 9 months ago, we were told things would change for the next two weeks before we got back to normal. That was 39 weeks ago. At this point, going back to our regular ‘normal’ is a pipe dream. We just want to not beContinue reading “Hope :: How Do I Re-Energize?”

Hope :: Dealing With Difficult People/Situations

We’ve talked before about the people who just rub us the wrong way on a whole. What about those who are family and/or friends who can be extremely difficult sometimes? They’re people we care deeply for, but when they’re difficult we just wish they would go away. We don’t want to deal with it. MyContinue reading “Hope :: Dealing With Difficult People/Situations”

Education :: Tips for Creating Characters

Come up with a name for your character Why create a name first? a name gives the author a chance to get an idea for his/her character this name isn’t necessarily written in stone, but it places a character within a certain group or realm What are the main characteristics of this character? Species BeforeContinue reading “Education :: Tips for Creating Characters”

Hope :: Celebrating the Small Things

Does it feel like every single thing you do seems to fail? Or that every single part of your life is wrong and just falling apart? More often than not, we get so overwhelmed by the negative things in life that we can’t even see a sliver of light. I challenge you right now: writeContinue reading “Hope :: Celebrating the Small Things”

Education :: Take Time for Yourself

This school year has started off extremely rough. This school year is following an even worse school year last year. If you’re anything like me, you might be a perfectionist. During my years of teaching in the classroom, I learned pretty quickly that if I wanted to get everything done (and not just done, butContinue reading “Education :: Take Time for Yourself”

Hope :: How to Be There for Others

I’ve traveled about 1200 miles over the past two days (well, Saturday and Sunday because I’ll be driving when this post goes live!) As I started out my second day of the journey, my cat Kota – pictured above – was not listening and I had to shut him in his carrier because he keptContinue reading “Hope :: How to Be There for Others”

Hope :: Why Bother?

Have you ever reached the point where you take a look at everything that’s happening (or not happening) in your life and wondered, “Why am I even trying? Why bother? It’s not like anything is going my way!”? I don’t know about you, but I’ve definitely been there. I’ve been right at the brink ofContinue reading “Hope :: Why Bother?”

Education :: Tips for Back in the Classroom

As we come in to November, if you haven’t gone back into the classroom yet, you will probably be heading back soon. And if you are, I’m sure you have a LOT of anxiety coming back into the classroom; especially with all of the guidelines you have to meet. Not only do you somehow haveContinue reading “Education :: Tips for Back in the Classroom”