personal life

10 things…i fear more than anything.

in no particular order. 1. small spaces make me panic  (i can remember every horrifying second of that roman catacombs tour when i was 16.) 2.  cockroaches, spiders, crickets…basically anything creepy-crawly. 3.  heights give me major vertigo. 4.  being alone for too long. 5.  getting lost in the woods or anywhere in nature. 6.  clowns… Continue reading 10 things…i fear more than anything.

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thursday’s thoughts

10 things that will make you realize you’re actually an adult now: 1. you get excited about low gas prices. 2. your metabolism is shot to hell and you’re reminded of it by your ever expanding waistline. 3. you find yourself saying “kids these days” followed by something you would have found funny when you were… Continue reading thursday’s thoughts

personal life

10 things…I must (awkwardly) confess

1.  i watch crap tv like “16 and Pregnant” and pretty much anything on Bravo to make me feel like i have my shit together. 2.  i do my nails every sunday afternoon.  it’s always no color on my fingernails and any color but red/pink on my toenails.  i love getting a pedicure, but i… Continue reading 10 things…I must (awkwardly) confess

teachin' school

10 things…they don’t tell you about being a teacher.

i’m keeping it real today.  here are ten things they don’t tell you about being a teacher.  they are things that you definitely won’t hear in a college education course or even during your first few years of teaching.  they are probably things that you will learn through your own experiences. 1.  you’ll have to… Continue reading 10 things…they don’t tell you about being a teacher.

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10 things…i learned about myself by watching “orange is the new black”

1.  i never want to go to prison.  ever. 2.  i wouldn’t last a second in prison without freaking out.  i’d be crying, which would probably lead to me becoming someone’s bitch.  it would just be terrible.  i’m not tough or sneaky or cunning.  i would fall apart. 3.  i enjoy hearing people’s backstories.  it’s… Continue reading 10 things…i learned about myself by watching “orange is the new black”

teachin' school

10 things…teachers hate to hear

1.  when a student comes into a teacher’s room on the last day of the six weeks and says something like “what can i do to raise my grade?” 2.  students gossiping.  {more often than not, you don’t want to know what they’re talking about.} 3.  anyone quoting data to explain what should be fixed… Continue reading 10 things…teachers hate to hear

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10 things…i thought during the Academy of Country Music Awards

1. all that confetti in the opening number REALLY pissed off some of those women in the front rows.  their faces… 🙂 2.  that lee brice is a class act.  he pushed the songwriters to the mic to accept the song award.  and that song is amazing and deserved the award. 3.  the douchiness of… Continue reading 10 things…i thought during the Academy of Country Music Awards

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10 things…i thought during the Grammys last night

i’m a sucker for an awards show.  mostly i watch for the fashion.  but there’s also those unexpected moments that are awesome to watch live and not hear about it from someone else.  so here are ten things about the grammys: 1.  Ringo and Paul reunited? Yes, yes, yes!!! 2. Pink’s body is incredible and… Continue reading 10 things…i thought during the Grammys last night

healthy living · personal life

10 things…i want to do in the new year.

well, we’re quickly approaching the end of 2013.  not the best year of my life.  haven’t had one yet.  but it’s definitely been one of the best.  i made some advancements at work.  i took care of myself better than in the past.  i also went through some shit and came out on the other… Continue reading 10 things…i want to do in the new year.

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10 things… i would do with a billion dollars.

i heard on the news the other day that the lottery will reach $1 billion by christmas if no one wins by then.  that’s a lot of money.  sure the government would take a big chunk of it, but still… i don’t gamble.  it’s not my thing, but i did buy a lottery ticket last… Continue reading 10 things… i would do with a billion dollars.

healthy living · personal life · teachin' school

10 things…i’m thankful for

in no real particular order… 1.  my entire family – they’re all insane but in the best possible way.  we keep in touch better than we used to, but i hope that i can connect with all of them better in the future.  my relationship with my parents in particular is SO much better than… Continue reading 10 things…i’m thankful for

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10 things … I do to de-stress

1. foam rolling – i just recently got into this.  yeah, it hurts sometimes, but it also makes me feel so much better afterwards. 2. buying shoes – oh how i love shoes…  my feet hate shoes, but i love them.  i will sacrifice my feet for the ego boost and 3.  hiking – getting… Continue reading 10 things … I do to de-stress

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10 things…i’m listening to

1.  “the giving tree” by the plain white t’s.  oh my gosh.  i freaking love this song.  i’ve been planning a giving tree tattoo for years now because i love the book that much. 2.  songs from the “nashville” soundtrack.  i can’t get enough of their music.  and those two sisters are incredible.  i’ll buy… Continue reading 10 things…i’m listening to

on my soapbox · teachin' school

10 things…every high school girl should know

(i’ve been working with teenagers for almost ten years and i used to be one.  this is a short list, but these are definitley things that i’ve said to some of the girls that have come to talk to me.) 1. your parents won’t always be supportive of your decisions.  and you won’t always support… Continue reading 10 things…every high school girl should know