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

Now What?

In America, and maybe some other places, quarantine and lockdown is beginning to end or at least ease. Whether or not you agree with the stance your state/country/city has taken when it comes to coronavirus is not the point of today's post. What is the point of today's blog post, then, is not about how … Continue reading Now What?

Interview Tips

It's graduation time! I know it's a little different this year because of quarantine and the coronavirus. But it's still a time to celebrate those who (like myself) are graduating this year! With graduation at any level, there usually follows some kind of looking for jobs. I've posted before about job stuff (read it here) … Continue reading Interview Tips

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