Struggling (Becoming Better)

Lately, I’ve been driving with my windows down, blasting music, mostly songs about feeling lonely, sad or about wishing for love. You know, “Modern Loneliness” or “Sad Forever” by Lauv or “Dive” by Ed Sheeran. I secretly hope that someone will shout out to me, saying they like my music and that we should hang […]

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Driveway Moments

Driveway moment: coined by NPR, a moment when you’re driving, listening to a radio show or a podcast that you’re enjoying so much that when you get to your destination, you don’t want to stop and get out. So you remain there, not in the street anymore, and not inside your destination, but in the […]

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What My Semicolon Tattoo Reminds Me

Welcome to #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth, though that’s all the time here. Whenever I look down at my left wrist and see my semicolon tattoo, I feel resilient, strong, and loved. When I see it, it reminds me I can get through anything, because I’ve already overcome many hard times and have come out better than I was […]

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Mental Illness is Not a Choice

Depression is not a choice, it’s a disease. It’s a disease that affects more than 300 million people around the world. I know this because I’ve dealt with depression. However, it has come to my attention aggressively this week that some people know almost nothing about depression or other mental health disorders. So, I’m here […]

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To the Left

If you’re struggling with a physical illness, say you’re running the mile and your stomach cramps, you can easily step over to the left and take a break until you’re ready to run with everyone else again. But it’s not so easy to step over to the left and catch your breath when it comes […]

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Remembering Cody Thomas

“I became a teacher, at least in part, because I wanted to make an impact on other people. That sounds altruistic, but, if you really think about it, it’s an ego thing. Everyone wants to know they’ve left some kind of legacy, and what better way to leave a legacy than influencing the future leaders […]

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2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.   Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 14,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that […]

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