I woke up this morning with a lot of positive energy. Then I spent the last 30 minutes sobbing through the end of Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield. Now I need to sit down and process through some feelings. // It's really easy to get overwhelmed in life, isn't it? I have a tendency to … Continue reading Getting overwhelmed and setting a particular goal
Yesterday I was in Target and, as one does, I took a stroll through the clearance section at the front of the store. I thought, "I should see if there's anything that would be good for my classroom." Then I thought, "Holy smokes! In two months I'm going to have a classroom again!" This past … Continue reading The Desires of My Heart
In the month of November I went white water rafting down the longest river in the Caribbean. I took a solo writing retreat. I turned 25 and celebrated with a sleepover slumber party. I ate good Thanksgiving food with friends who have become family. I moved and am living by myself for the first time. … Continue reading Here’s the thing about November
I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service, though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith … Continue reading Here’s the thing about precious little booger heads
The other day I got together with some girls I've known since middle school. It had been quite a few years since we were all together and so we did what all old friends do after a significant time apart. "So and so got married." "This guy has a baby. But not a wife!" "They're … Continue reading Here’s the thing about marriage and babies
I worked at a daycare for four years during college. During that time I met a lot of different kids and each kid has their own way of dealing with rejection, discipline, and not getting their own way. Of course there were the popular methods - crying, kicking, screaming, biting, and of course the ol' … Continue reading Here’s the thing about surprise poop
Teacher confession: Sometimes I let my students play "Fish for Jayden" with the yarn and cardboard letters they're supposed to be using to practice their fine motor skills. Sometimes I let students give me a massage that kind of tickles and kind of hurts when they're supposed to be reading a book or sitting with … Continue reading Here’s the thing about six-year-old belly laughs
This week we had a group visiting the ministry, which means I got to sit in the back of a few of my classes instead of teaching them. It also means I gave my first historical tour of the capital yesterday!! Did you know that the oldest church in the Americas is located in Santo … Continue reading Check this out!
This week we celebrated our 100th day of school! Only 80-something more days to go. This week The Palms administration started the search for new teachers for next year! Anyone up for teaching PE or middle school in the Caribbean? Articles/blog posts: Acts of Love in the Face of Violence at THE LIFE NEUROTIC WITH STEVE'S … Continue reading Check this out!
This is late again but I have another good excuse. THREE good excuses. This week I was sick and busy (that's two) and our internet keeps cutting in and out. This week was also Semana de Chispa (Spirit Week) at school and our last week of tutoring until 2014. This week I went to my … Continue reading Check this out!