Let July Just Be July

I heard a song recently on an Instagram Reel. Or maybe it was that Tik Tok thing. Yep. I’m hip. The lyrics were simple, yet for me, so profound. “We can let July just be July.” Music has a way of seeing into our souls. I love the summer. I am, after all, a teacher,…Read more »

Incomplete Pass

The other day someone complimented my hair. I was quick to respond, “Really? I haven’t washed it in a week. And have you seen my roots?!” Never once absorbing the incoming positivity that they were trying to offer me. Never allowing the giver of the compliment to truly experience the act of giving. And never…Read more »


The other day I was pumped about making a crock pot meal. Have you ever had a sweet potato from a crock pot? Life changing. The temperature had dropped on the first day of fall and I was ready for some warm food and a comfy sweatshirt. It was 69 degrees. That is winter weather…Read more »


July and I have had a complicated relationship. On July 2, 2006, my dad died. He left his physical body peacefully and has now passed on to a place with unicorns and rainbows. And he is probably sitting on a reclining puffy cloud right now, smiling down on me.  Maybe all that is true. God,…Read more »

Don’t forget…

Several years ago, a 3rd grader came to me with the biggest Post-it Note on his tiny, left cheek. Seriously. It was biggest post-it I had ever seen. And as serious as can be, he asked me, “Would it be ok if I leave this on my face so I don’t forget something?” And just…Read more »

This too shall pass

THIS TOO… SHALL PASS… I was hiking pre-covid (I guess that is a thing to say now) and there was a bit of a marine layer hanging out. AKA a blanket of clouds from time to time will settle in over the ocean.  It always passes. But while it is here, it hovers over the…Read more »

God is Light

Journal entry, 2012 I was recently sober and I was working the steps. What are the steps? They are a way of life. Steps to recovery. Steps in which you look inward and begin to uncover, discover, and discard things in your life that might be holding you back and keeping you stuck in a…Read more »

Look mom! No hands!

I don’t know about you, but I came out of the womb seeking validation. I think my first words coming into this world were,  “Hey Doc! How did I do?”  I remember as a kid always craving approval from others. That doesn’t sound out of the ordinary.  I teach elementary kids and  everyday I feel…Read more »

See Ya Later

“Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with their heart and soul, there is no separation.” –RUMI-       I have never been a fan of goodbyes. I am more of a “See ya later” type of gal. As my dad took his last breath many…Read more »

May 31st, 2020

  Sunday, May 31st, 2020   Truth be told. I am a recovering ALL LIVES MATTER gal. It is embarrassing to admit. But, an honest statement about my journey. Yes. I’m very aware that all lives do matter. It is that I now understand the why behind the black lives matter movement. I had to…Read more »