don’t you dare give up

yes, I’m talking to you. When you feel like giving up remember the purpose of your efforts. Do you want to get better at something? Do you want to reach a dream goal? Going from beginner level to intermediate level to pro takes learning, failing, and a determination to keep trying. It’s tempting to give up […]

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What is Life Really About?

If your solitude has ever turned into loneliness, you know the feeling of needing someone’s presence. Someone to listen to. Someone to talk to. Someone to laugh with. When you’re surrounded by your loved ones, do you take their presence for granted? Do you pretend to listen to what they’re saying but are not listening? […]

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Let go of your worries

Don’t let your worries get the best of you. There’s no need to worry because you are always supported. Sometimes things turn out way differently than expected. And sometimes things simply need time and patience to happen. #1. You are always supported/guided No matter what’s going on in your life, you will always find the […]

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On Finding Hope

Watching the sunrise means that it’s a new day. You have a new start. The day holds a mystery because you don’t know how everything is going to turn out. A sunrise holds so much hope. Good things are going to happen. And when things don’t turn out as you wanted them to turn out, […]

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Celebrate the Little Things

Give yourself permission to celebrate the little things. It’s totally okay to feel accomplished on the days when you only had a few things to do. So what if today’s to-do list was simple? So what if you’re not going at the pace you’d like to? Celebrate that one step you took out of courage, […]

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Lost Dreams

Dreams are meaningful and achievable, but what happens to the dreams we lose sight of, the dreams that take second place? Two of the dreams that I’ve lost over the years were the goal of become fluent in other languages and the dream of looking beautiful by achieving beauty standards. Learning languages I remember going […]

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If We Were Having Coffee

Monday, March 4, 2019 If we were having coffee, I would tell you that today I didn’t go to work because school was cancelled. I went to Starbucks to buy myself a cup of coffee and a sausage, egg, and cheddar sandwich. I rarely go to Starbucks.  Before I went out, I brushed off snow […]

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New Dreams

It’s easy for me to get trapped in thoughts about meaninglessness. When driving in traffic, when grocery shopping, when brushing my teeth. Every day starts to feel the same. When we stop dreaming we lose sight of what makes life beautiful, meaningful, and exciting. I forgot about my ability to dream big dreams. I think […]

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The 2 Reasons (Excuses) I don’t Write on My Blog

I started my blog on the week Oklahoma teachers went on strike because I had more free time. Back then, I wrote more about teaching reflections and teaching advice. I thought I was going to share more experiences about teaching, but then I realized that those were not my most viewed blog posts. Also, my […]

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What is Your Word for 2019?

Do you choose a word to set the tone for the new year? I don’t remember where I found this tradition of picking a word as the theme for a new year. But I love the simplicity of it compared the complexity of creating a list of goals.  As I prepare to wrap up my […]

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