Sometimes life surprises you. Two weeks before the end of the school year, as busy and chaotic as it was, I felt like I needed to add something to my life. My mind was overflowing. I needed to use my brain in another way, and I was looking for something that would not require me … More Watching Grey’s Anatomy Made Me A Better Teacher
Seeking Opportunities Among the Final Days of School 208 days ago, I did something bold. I started writing goals in my journal as if they had already happened. I had heard about doing this type of forward writing, and also seen first hand that focusing on the action rather than words like, “Want to, hope, … More Eleven Pennies
Finding Courage through the Unexpected If someone would have told me to cut back on caffeine, I would have cringed at the thought of doing such a ridiculous thing! It is tough to break out of a comfortable routine that brings me joy. And, when busy weeks arise the thought of “Changing it up”, is … More Drinking Decaf, and I Didn’t Know It
Attempting to Save Money and have a Clean House I got Creative I wanted a Housekeeper and I wanted to Save Money One night in December after feeling frustrated that I had to clean my house after a long week of work, I let my mind wander. I asked the question, “What if?” I wondered if there … More When I Hired Myself As a Housekeeper
Making Time for Reflection at the end of the Month Today is the last day in the month of March. This morning I realized that without missing a beat, I switched the refrigerator calendar to April. When I stopped to think about it a few hours later, it was as if I was allowing March … More Taking an Audit of March
Lessons for My Daughter About a month ago, I finished Rachel Hollis’ book, Girl Stop Apologizing. As I was reading the book, and since I have finished I have noticed how often women in particular say, “Sorry” for just about everything. While apologizing and being able to forgive people is a tremendous trait that is … More Live Proud… No Apology Necessary
Transforming the acronym, “YOLO” I have often used the phrases, “One Day I will”, or ‘When I have more money I will”, or “When I am more established, or my kids are older, I will be able to”, “In the future I want to”. Procrastination serves a purpose. There have been times that I feel … More If Not Now, Then When?