June 26

Where Have I Been?

I can’t believe it’s been almost a month since I’ve blogged here. This space is special to me. I’m sorry I’ve been gone so long. Where have I been? 

I’ve been packing up and ending the inaugural year at my brand new middle school. It was a wonderful year!

I’ve been walking. Every day. Incorporating walking into my daily routine has been so worth it. I feel more energy. I feel inspired by being outside. I enjoy chatting with a friend or the silence on my own. 

I’ve been writing…mostly typewriter poetry. I took on #the100daychallenge and decided to write a poem a day for 100 days. Currently, I’m on day 87. 

I’ve been reading. I’m in the midst of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and I’m reading Innovator’s Mindset for school. That doesn’t include the news and poetry I read daily.

Finally, I’ve been cleaning and organizing and purging. Taking it shelf by shelf, room by room…and really being mindful of what stays and what goes. 

I’m grateful for this blogging community. You are always here, whether I show up or not. I will do better. I will show up to this place…the place that inspired so much of my writing life. 


May 15

What Brings Me Joy?

This question was posed to me by a friend. I decided to sit and think about it and make a list. Here’s what I came up with…

After I wrote, I decided to flip back to the past week or two in my notebook to see if I’d done this recently. Look what I found…

It’s a collection of posts that focus on the joy in life and the funny moments during the day.

If I were forced to pick just one thing that brings me joy, satisfaction, and engagement…it all leads back to the notebook!

March 9

I’m Grateful Today

I’m grateful. Today I’m grateful. For what? Well, I’m glad you asked…

Grateful for (in no particular order)…

1. achieving goals I’ve set for myself

2. friends who love & support me

3. writing, writing, writing

4. being an auntie & a Godmother

5. my family

6. memories of those who are no longer here

7. laughter

8. creativity

9. my voice

10. strong, resilient, brilliant students

11. a school community where I feel valued

12. being a teacher

13. books

14. twinkle lights

15. pens

16. notebooks

17. learning new things

18. grace

19. Bella, my sweet dog

20. mail

21. Oreos

22. the lunch gang

And so much more. Sometimes, in the middle of a busy, messy, stressed life it’s important to reflect and be grateful. I’m grateful for this blog and all of my readers.