Diaries of a #transitioningteacher: Sometimes I Wonder if… 

Dear Diary, There’s a recurring scene in the movie “Soul” where all of the souls who have earned all their badges get to jump into their lives. Before the jump, they’ve explored, tried out new things, learned a lot, and then finally, the last badge appears. It’s only then they know it’s time for themContinue reading “Diaries of a #transitioningteacher: Sometimes I Wonder if… “

Diaries of a #transitioningteacher: You Might Think I’m Crazy…

When a loved one passes away, it can leave you feeling a rollercoaster of grief. The permanency of death weighs on you like you’re holding up a brick wall while crumbling pieces fall around you, despite your efforts to hold it all together. You know if you move, everything will fall and you’ll be leftContinue reading “Diaries of a #transitioningteacher: You Might Think I’m Crazy…”

Diaries of a #transitioningteacher: I feel guilty that I feel bored teaching.

Dear Diary, There. I said it. I’m bored. As an art teacher, I feel bored. I’m teaching everyone else how to be creative throughout the day and it leaves no time for my own creativity. Creatively speaking, I’m bored. That’s just the beginning. And you know what? I have been afraid to say that outContinue reading “Diaries of a #transitioningteacher: I feel guilty that I feel bored teaching.”

Diaries of a #transitioningteacher: It’s Not a Linear Path

Dear Diary, In the spring of 2021, I sat at a desk of one of my three schools and Googled the question, “What can teachers do outside of the classroom with a teaching certificate?” Okay, it may not have been word-for-word that question. But it was pretty darn close. I had just finished up aContinue reading “Diaries of a #transitioningteacher: It’s Not a Linear Path”

Spiritual Renewal

Week 10 Dear Diary, I imagined that when my mom passed away, I would be filled with the grief of what could have been, that could not happen on earth. In the fleeting moments after learning of her death, that was exactly what happened. Walking with care, my colleague delivered me to my principal asContinue reading “Spiritual Renewal”

How to Trust in The Process Without Losing Your Mind

Week 5 Dear Diary, I am trusting in the process, which is easier said than done. Clarity for my future has brought excitement and an eagerness to spring forward to the next chapter of my journey. To be honest, I am impatient. I am ready to add value to the lives of others. I amContinue reading “How to Trust in The Process Without Losing Your Mind”

How to Start Rewriting Your Why With a Simple Strategy

Week 3 Dear Diary, Rewriting my why has been challenging. So many questions float around my mind for consideration. Should I develop a temporary why for the time being? Should the why be for my teaching career? Should it be for my personal life? Should I brainstorm my future why? Should I write down theContinue reading “How to Start Rewriting Your Why With a Simple Strategy”

Returning to School With a Different “WHY”

The week before school began. Dear Diary, My mind, body, and soul are on fire, in turmoil, and confusion. The week was a whirlwind of both exciting opportunity and disheartening moments. Doors opened and some have closed. Catching a glimpse of what could be a reality turned into a dream, and it vanished as quicklyContinue reading “Returning to School With a Different “WHY””