Thursday was the first day of school for students in my district for the 2021-22 academic year. I prepared for my homeroom of 6th graders on Wednesday, carefully arranging their agenda books, printed schedules and student ids on their socially distanced desks. I was keen to be as organized as possible in hopes to create … Continue reading Child care
Trigger warning: If you struggle with an eating disorder or body image issues, skip this post, please.) How do you respond to uncertainty or unexpected challenges? Are you inclined to yield to the universe and roll with it or do you instead try to grasp what you can and refuse to let go? I think … Continue reading Control freak
On Friday, I had a washing-hands-in-the-bathroom conversation with a colleague about the upcoming spring holiday break. I mentioned being hungry for travel and she asked “aren’t you afraid to fly?”My immediate thought was “no, of course not.” I’ve come to think, though, that my quick response wasn’t completely accurate because I am afraid to fly … Continue reading Fear of flying
There’s a moment from my life that I think about quite a bit even though it was years ago. I was alone in my car, driving south on the thruway towards a destination I don’t recall. What I can remember, however, is how I felt at the time - out of breath. This sensation of … Continue reading Breathing. Lessons.
After a brief reprieve, somewhere between Inauguration Day 2021 and last week’s commencement of the latest Trump impeachment, it once again feels like DJT is stealing the oxygen from the room, from the country, from the friggin universe. I just want him to go away. But, letting him get away with his actions and words, … Continue reading PTSD aka Post-Trump Sleep Disorder
As I lay awake at 3:30 in the morning on this new day for our country, struggling to fall back asleep, my mind races in a way it hasn’t since the days when the pressures of owning a business prevented me from enjoying sound sleep. My thoughts dart between some of the events from the last four years. … Continue reading Here lies a new dawn
After days of the most bizarre of circumstances and events, I felt mentally shot. I was exhausted in every imaginable way and, by the time Friday afternoon rolled around I was done. Done. Of course, I couldn’t go directly home. There are always errands to be run and once I am home, I’m not leaving … Continue reading Just a normal weekend