Gems, Reflections, and Lessons

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I agree. I’ll try not to use the entire 1,000 in this post, but I make you no promises. This picture holds such a symbolic meaning for me. I have written and rewritten this post several times to try to be sure not to offend anyone,Continue reading “Gems, Reflections, and Lessons”

Navigating Landmines

I’ve been looking at my blog dashboard, staring at the unpublished drafts of post from the last 6-12 months. There are so many things that I wanted to share, but I chickened out when it was time to publish them. Why, you ask? Honestly, it’s because I don’t like playing politics and there are soContinue reading “Navigating Landmines”

Early Burn Out…

As the new school year is upon us, I find myself almost burning out instead of charging up.  There are certain logistical aspects of the school year that make me want to run and hide.  To be clear, it’s not the kids. It’s NEVER the kids.  It’s the redundant questions about things that I haveContinue reading “Early Burn Out…”