meet the teacher who stopped talking

The teacher who stopped talking. I may have a couple of weeks left as a teacher, but that is who I became. When I mean […] Read More

a curious guide to trying new things

I remember back in high school when I had my core activities or interests, and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else and trying new things. […] Read More

stop living in the future. be present.

There’s plenty of talk about the importance of being present, living life as it is right now. Except that feels pretty difficult when you live […] Read More

when mental illness is a crutch

The big dilemma of the day: when faced with a challenge, is my judgment based off using my mental illness as a crutch or as […] Read More

how to survive as an indecisive decision-maker

Find the word “indecisive” in the dictionary, and my name’s likely there. I am quite an indecisive person in a world requiring constant decisions. As […] Read More

an ode to the existential crisis

To say that the past few years have included an ongoing existential crisis would be an understatement. I’m talking full-on emotional breakdowns. Honestly feeling like […] Read More

how to power through a rough week

Last week was not easy. It was a rough week…but I still powered through. Most of the time, I felt like any semblance of progress […] Read More

what it means to be twenty-two

In each new day, new life forms. For my case, my life began twenty-two years ago yesterday. I don’t ever plan much special celebration; it’s […] Read More

REAL tips for a mentally ill teacher

Health education has greatly improved since my time in school. Rather than just focusing on the human anatomy and nutrition, we’re beginning to expose students […] Read More

stuck in the middle…but still dreaming

Are we wrong to be daydreaming, longing for what can be? All the ways we might flourish…whenever the time arises? The answer isn’t as simple as we’d like.