Work Smarter

I wrote this post three years ago, toward the end of my first year of teaching high school. Commentary at the end. **** April 2013 Ladies and gentlemen, this is a full-blown panic. After a talk with my administrator, I have started to ask myself: Can I really do this? I need to give out… More Work Smarter

Catching Moments

It’s summer, which has become my second favorite season. Some weeks I love it just as much as fall. I’m preparing to take qualifying exams in September (fingers crossed). Some days I’m very anxious; other days, not so much. I can’t say I feel prepared, but I do think I’m making progress (albeit slowly). I’m… More Catching Moments

Trying Again

I found this post going through some drafts. I think I wrote it back in the fall? Most of the time I keep these feelings shut away. I do that by avoiding reading the Bible and praying, because trying to get close to God brings all this up. But when I let myself feel it, it’s still… More Trying Again


Photo Credit (Note: This post contains lots of Christian denomination speak, and if you aren’t familiar with that topic, this may all seem a bit foreign–not to mention unnecessary. Suffice it to say that the denomination I grew up in was a huge part of my identity for a long time, and I carried lots… More Presbotist

The Wedding Month

Hey there, folks. Michael and I are back in Alabama for a super special wedding this weekend: my partner in crime, my favorite (okay, only) brother is getting married, and we’re here to celebrate him and his wonderful wife. The next few days will be full of joy and festivities, but it will be kinda… More The Wedding Month