Category Archives: life’s journey

Hopefully This Is My Last Career Change

(photo courtesy of househippo.org) I wasn’t actively job hunting. In fact, I’d settled for a life in the education system. The plan was to keep writing on the side and hopefully build a respectable following over the decades. I’d coach … Continue reading

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Erm, hello again!

Yeah, it’s been a while Okay, it’s been about seven months since my last post. I haven’t forgotten about my blog but, needless to say, I haven’t put forth the effort to keep it going. It’s been a mix of … Continue reading

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Damaged but Repairing

I have officially survived and succeeded at my first year as a secondary education teacher. I learned a lot, and I mean a LOT. Next year will be far better, wherever life chooses to put me. I’ve learned a fair … Continue reading

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Back from Vacation

I worked four separate days over vacation, laying out┬ásyllabi and creating a game plan to do a better job this semester. I even rearranged the classroom so I could see every last student from my desk, even though I spend … Continue reading

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Growing Pains

Had a mix of ups and downs this week. The upside is my middle school basketball team. They had their first game this past week and it gave them the confidence boost they sorely needed. I have been doing my … Continue reading

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Note to Self: Cinnamon Toast Crunch Can Be Deadly

Bowie serves breakfast every morning. Students and staff have a choice between cereal and ┬áthe meal of the day, or bringing in your own food. One day I opted for cereal, eager to chow down on a childhood favorite. Lo … Continue reading

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So, I was Supposed to be on Vacation…

Back in June, I requested September 1-3 off so Simon and I could go dove hunting, but life had other plans–well, sort of. We traded our second car for two small motorcycles at the beginning of August. One needs an … Continue reading

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