Handling Stress

I've talked about stress before, but except for a post last month where I talked about how not to be stressed at a stressful job (read it here), I realized I've never done a post on how I handle my stress. So let's change that this week! I'm pretty stressed because of everything I have … Continue reading Handling Stress


As I prepare to step into teaching and take over the classroom, I think back over how I've gotten to this point. I planned lessons last week and have been working on more for next week. Planning one lesson a little over a year ago was a daunting task that often took a couple days. … Continue reading Preparation


Last week, I hit a pretty large milestone for myself. I took my last ever final! Even though I am still technically a college student, I will not have to take any more actual classes or finals. All I have left to do before I graduate in May is complete my student teaching and write … Continue reading College

Speech Tips

I know I've done writing tips and advice in the past. But today I want to do something different. I gave a presentation today, so I figured why not give you some speech tips? Many people are uncomfortable with public speaking. It doesn't bother me because I've been doing it for so long, but I … Continue reading Speech Tips

Giving Up

I want to start today's blog post with a story. So you may know (or you may not) that I am a Teaching Assistant (TA) for a history professor. Part of my responsibility for this professor is grading certain assignments. Long story short, the class had an assignment due last Monday, and I had an … Continue reading Giving Up

Catching Up

Lately, I've just felt off. Nothing is wrong, but something isn't right. The main sufferer has been my personal time and hobbies. My schoolwork is still fine, and I'm on top of just about everything I need to do. I even got my Honors thesis approved and applied to graduate yesterday! So like in that … Continue reading Catching Up

The ONE Big Thing People Don’t Tell you about Teaching

I am in my fourth and final week of my middle school practicum. For those of you who are not familiar with teacher vernacular, let me explain what practicum is. Practicum is done before you student teach to give you some experience in a real classroom. You co-teach and assist and hopefully teach on your … Continue reading The ONE Big Thing People Don’t Tell you about Teaching


I've talked about this post in similar capacities before, but this is currently on my mind, so I am going to talk about it again. I am a planner. I like to have things planned out of where I'm going and what I'm doing. But the truth is, things don't always work out the way … Continue reading Unplanned

Mental Health

For those of you that do not know, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. I hope you know that mental health is just as important as physical health. People tend to prioritize one over the other, but both are part of your well-being. Your physical health doesn't matter if your mental health is in shambles, … Continue reading Mental Health

Changing Styles

Do you ever find yourself changing your style? Maybe it's your clothes, the way you write, or the you music you listen to. Sometimes your style changes, and that's okay. I have found myself changing styles recently. Nothing bad, just expanding and finding new things that I like. But you know what's nice about changing … Continue reading Changing Styles