All posts filed under: life lessons

you also have lots to tell me

One of the bazillion excuses that I came up with for not blogging is that I got switched grade level a quarter into the school year. I went from teaching middle school to high school, 11th-grade English to be more specific. Teaching a new grade level, especially one that I hadn’t taught before, was like reliving my 1st year of teaching because I had to prepare my lesson plans on a week-to-week basis again. This meant that I was working outside the work hours. This got better this semester, thankfully! The other bazillion excuses that I told myself for not writing for the blog were I’m not going to have time to blog consistently so why bother. (I had time to watch Netflix so I had time to update the blog.)  I’m not feeling mentally or emotionally well, so why blog. I’m tired af which was one of the few legit excuses. I’m alive as you can see. And I want to get back into the blog-writing habit. I feel like sharing so much given …

Goodbye, November

Dear, November, you brought with you yellow-orange-brown-gold-red crisp leaves and cold weather. Time continues on without my permission. The trees that once bloomed with white flowers are bare now. With you, you also brought life lessons. Be more flexible!, everything seemed to shout at me. Shift your mindset so that you’re not repeating the same and same mistakes again. Even though I didn’t participate in NaNoWriMo, I kept showing up to blog writing ✍🏽 that is until the last week of November because I felt like I deserved a much, much needed break from EVERYTHING.  November, you brought with you some foggy days that reflected my state of mind and spirit. As much as I think I know what I’m doing, for the most part, I was left feeling like I don’t know what I’m doing with my life.  Some days I know with clarity what I want. Other days, I’m left wondering if the choices I’m making are the best for me. That’s when the fogginess settles in. November, you were a 5-month milestone …

do we really get wiser, the older we get?

Martin Luther King Jr. said, the time is always right to do what is right. But isn’t doing the right thing sometimes the most tedious or difficult thing to do? They say that the older you get, the wiser you become. You become more attuned to what the right thing to do is. However, I don’t know that we always use our wisdom to help us do the right things and at the right time. I know that I sure don’t because had I done the right things last week, I wouldn’t have had to pay for the consequences twice. Wisdom teaches you to pay attention to the details or to not leave things for another day. When the time comes to do the right thing, you rely on wisdom to help you discern right from wrong. 11 ways wisdom helps you do the right thing You stop making the same mistakes and use past experiences to make better decisions.  You step out of your point of view and take other details into account, so …