4 Ways to Stop Faking Happy and Gain Control of Your Anxiety

When I battled anxiety, it showed up like a wrecking ball. If you experience it, you know this scene all too well. Just when you think you have escaped, the heaviness comes barreling down after you until it crashes right into your body, taking you on a ride you don’t want to be on. YouContinue reading “4 Ways to Stop Faking Happy and Gain Control of Your Anxiety”

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: 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.”

How I Knew I Hit Rock Bottom and What I Did About It

It was a Friday morning, late winter in 2018. After another emotional meltdown while I was at my job, I had enough and called off for the day. I needed a break. In all honesty, I needed more than just an extended weekend because I knew that I was at rock bottom. I was tired,Continue reading “How I Knew I Hit Rock Bottom and What I Did About It”