I Was in the Closet at Work Until the Vice Principal Asked Me to Lead the LGBT Club

I have long, flowing hair. My nails are almost always immaculately designed thanks to my love affair with fake nails. I have an affinity for basing entire outfits solely around my accessories. ...more
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Cruel to be kind

When I woke up this morning, the rain did this thing to my hair where it ended up being half curly, half dejected. It was very Monday morning looking, despite being a Tuesday. After some playing, as I got ready to head out the door, I realized I looked like Allie from...more

Writing is tough.

I can’t quite articulate why I’ve found it so difficult to write these past few months, mainly because I don’t actually know. I started this blog when I was a senior in college, in the midst of taking graduate courses, getting ready to graduate from undergrad, start student teaching, and trying to cope with my […] ...more

Accidental vacation

During the month of April, my goal was to write a poem a day for National Poetry Month, and to get back into daily blogging. Instead, I accidentally went on a blogging hiatus. On April 1st, my future father-in-law retired ....more

For my students

As Prom Week approaches, I’d like to dedicate this post to all of my lurking students and their adventures in self-tanning. Be a 2, not an 8 ....more

I’m drained.

I’m not sure if I can last another day. I’m a mere day and a half away from Spring Break. These last 2 weeks have been draining physically and mentally ....more

The Words

I haven’t been able to find the words lately. I’m not sure what The Words are, or what they want to say, but I haven’t been able to find them. They disappeared sometime a few months ago, around the time when I realized that standardized testing was around the corner, and that I couldn’t help […] ...more

Highs and Lows

I’ve been struggling with posting on here lately because I find it so difficult to find the words to articulate everything going through my head lately. One of my former students sat down and talked with me for awhile the other day, and I couldn’t help but be proud of how much she’s grown in […] ...more

Bit the bullet

I finally bit the bullet, and I bought my ticket to BlogHer15. See you in NYC ....more

Change in the Classroom

It’s been an interesting two weeks. The new semester began the second week of February, which ultimately meant the conclusion of my first semester poetry class. That class was special ....more