All posts tagged: journal

How to Take Your Gratitude Practice Up a Notch

Sometimes we forget that we are not the only ones working hard to make the day go smooth. Whether it’s in our jobs or in our families or in our communities. Just like we put a lot of effort and dedication into our jobs and roles, so do our coworkers and our managers at work, our family members at home, and our friends and neighbors in their lives. We all make a difference We all have important roles, no matter how small our roles may seem. Here are some examples on how each team member I work with is vital. My school principals work behind the scenes to manage everything on a larger scale. They plan things like state testing and assemblies. The IT department makes sure our chromebooks get fixed if they’re damaged, and they keep us updated on phishing scams. And our counselors are always there to make sure our students are supported. When it’s time to say goodbye Some of the faculty at my school are joining other schools, districts, and possibly …

How I Pick the Perfect Writing Journal

I was at Walmart the other day and decided to get my future journal. (I journal about my life as I feel the need to). I prefer smaller notebooks and fill them in 3 to 5 months. This time I decided to get a larger notebook because I really love the flowery design. I love flowery designs. I’ve found that I prefer dot ruled paper over lined, and this notebook has dots instead of lines. For now it will be there waiting until I’m ready to start writing in it which I predict will be in a month. I’m not a fan of spiral bound notebooks though. I have found that I prefer journals with “exposed bindings” because they feel comfortable to write in. The journal below probably remains one of my favorite journals of all time. (I’ve included screenshots of a couple of journals because I shredded them last year.) I don’t think about getting one of these again even though I love the cover. Just like what I wrote in this journal, the …

To Become an Expert One Must First

Friday, March 1, 2019 My morning at school started with music. One of my students wanted me to listen to a song she’d composed on a music website. I let her play it because she’d actually wanted to show me the song a week ago or so. I’d told her I was busy grading and that I’d listen to it another day. Since we had trouble getting my computer’s earphones to work, she gave me permission to play it on the speakers so that the class could hear. Her song reminded me of a time when I played the violin. I loved how playing my part contributed to a whole. I stopped playing the violin 9 or 10 years ago. I often wonder what it would be like to be part of an orchestra again. I wonder if I could play the violin again and well. I fear that I would suck at it, since I never became a pro. She said that a specific section of the song had taken her a while to …