Do you forgive people when they mess up? Hopefully that answer is yes. But what about yourself? Are you okay to forgive yourself when you mess up too? In this day and age, it can be so easy to be mean and say hurtful things. But I believe it can also be just as easy … Continue reading Grace

Let it Go

No, I'm not going to start singing Frozen. I think some of you may already be mad at me simply for naming my post that this week. I tend to be a control freak. I want everything under control, and I want to be able to handle every single thing that comes my way. But … Continue reading Let it Go

Setting Goals

The big topic lately that I have been talking about on here is growth and goals and improvement. Since that's still on my mind, I want to continue talking about that. However, I want to talk about in a different way. An important part of having goals is the process of setting them. I want … Continue reading Setting Goals

Glow Up

It's summertime here in the States! As a teacher, I am not "working" during the summer, but that doesn't mean that I'm not working. I am always still working on me, and like any other time of year, I have projects that I'm working on. For me, summer is a time to reset. I can … Continue reading Glow Up

Growing Pains

Do you remember when you were younger and you were growing and how it seemed that your entire body hurt? Maybe or maybe not. Let me ask another question: if your wisdom teeth grew in impacted (I know mine sure did but hey what hasn't gone wrong with my mouth?), then maybe you remember how … Continue reading Growing Pains


You know what I've really been reminded of in the past month? How important it is to have boundaries for yourself. Boundaries can extend to almost anything. Your job, school, friendships, relationships, or even yourself. And I don't mean this to say that you shouldn't let anyone or anything in. I mean this to say … Continue reading Boundaries


Truthfully, I don't know how long this week's post is going to be. There's a lot going on that I don't really want to share. Everything is more or less okay. It's just a lot. Instead, I am going to share a story of something that happened yesterday and the reminder I got from it. … Continue reading Entitlement


You've probably heard the saying "Practice makes perfect." While the sentiment is nice, I believe it to be completely inaccurate. I wrote a post last year on preparation and how I was preparing to take over for student teaching. I mentioned this quote then, but I'll mention it now too: "You practice how you perform." … Continue reading Practice

Blah Days

You ever have those days where nothing is necessarily wrong, but you just feel "blah"? That's kind of how today is for me. Minor annoyances and things, but nothing that really made the day good or bad. So as a result, I don't really know what to write about. And there has been no moment … Continue reading Blah Days


We all have expectations about different things. Sometimes our expectations are met, sometimes they are exceeded, and sometimes we are disappointed. That's life and that's how life works. I have expectations of my fitness goals. I honestly hoped that I would be farther along. When I started focusing more on my health, I hoped to … Continue reading Expectations

On the Grind

I feel it's been a crazy couple of weeks. Nothing necessarily bad happened, but I'm continually reminded of who I am and where I'm going in life. One of my favorite quotes right now is "Work hard in silence. Let success be your noise." I feel that in my soul. I'm working and running myself … Continue reading On the Grind

Be Assertive

This is a phrase I find myself saying all the time, whether to me or to my friends. "Be assertive!" I have found this to be such a helpful phrase in many situations of life. For me personally, I am very independent. I hate asking for help to the point where I will struggle along … Continue reading Be Assertive