How Flexibility in Life Helps You Get Things Done

There are weeks when things go smoothly. Then there are weeks that feel chaotic. The latter applied to my life this week. Because of weather-related issues, some days of my week were affected. Those type of days called for flexibility when things do not go as planned. Within this chaos, I found myself completing the […]

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An Unexpected, Meaningful, and Unforgettable Ending

When I found out that one of my students was no longer on my attendance roster, I couldn’t believe it. I couldn’t believe it because school is over next week. This student taught me something about endings: endings can become unexpected at any moment. I was not prepared to see him go because I thought […]

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What Happens When You Have More than One Passion?

In my limited mentality, I thought that I could only be loyal to one passion. You always hear of that saying: follow your passion not follow your passions. I thought that when the time came, I would have to pick one over the other. Just today, I have learned that this is not the case.

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Time of the Hummingbirds, Time of the Trees

Turtles, owls, butterflies, and hummingbirds have stood out to me throughout the years. Each of these images represented a different message during different phases of my life. The time of turtles was a time in my life when I wanted results fast. During this time, I remember reading the book Tortuga by Rudolfo A. Anaya. […]

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The “Hot Iron” Lesson

Have you ever burned yourself by accident with a hot iron, a cooking pan, or scalding water? It’s not fun, and you would never purposely do this. Last week, I let this happen to me in the emotional sense. I found myself being affected by things that are beyond my control.

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