#264 Winter Recess

It's officially winter recess! I feel immense joy getting a break from working in educational institutions. For the first time in forever, I feel excited to be off work, don't get me wrong. I'm always happy during my breaks, but this is different. Usually, during any of my winter, summer, or spring recesses, I give…

A memory of my big brother on his 10th death anniversary.

I will be posting my review tomorrow. Today I am writing a special blog in memory of my brother Yama. It is the 10th anniversary since he passed away. I have written about the experience of his passing and various childhood memories that have stayed with me. Today I want to share a quick memory…

#263 what do you think of vulnerability?

https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_the_power_of_vulnerability?language=en Seeing my blog get views from different countries, such as Germany, is fantastic! Thank you for being here and for making me feel so special. I wrote an entire Wednesday blog on the topic of "what can I do less of," but I decided against posting it. It sounded bitter, negative, and repetitive. I…

#262 Do you have the December Blues?

Decembers are always hard. For me, it is a month of nostalgia for the past year and for previous years. Since the month started, my own mortality has been creeping into my mind. The mortality of the people I hold dear too. Another year has gone by. It is only the first week of December,…

#260 in my thanksgiving feelings

Happy Thanksgiving Week Today I am writing with a heavy heart. The news about the white ranger aka Tommy aka Jason David Frank passing has made me so incredibly emotional. I grew up with four older brothers and a ton of boy cousins. We would watch Power Rangers all the time. I remember that Tommy…

#259 resurrecting lost dreams

Let’s start creativity with one photo at a time. It’s Wednesday, so you know what that means, another Wednesday blog. I really love to write and I love to write about things that mean something to me. I have made a new friend. Her name is Cazandra. She is also a substitute teacher and we’ve…

#257 letting myself down

Halloween awesomeness It is November. We have two months left in 2022. Another year has flown by. This is the second week of my new position. So far, it has been mellow. There is not much to do yet. I have no students. Hopefully, next week. It is a new program for the school district…