• Life,  Uncategorized

    What’s Your Word?

    Last year during an after school meeting, my assistant principle showed our team this video: She challenged each of us to come up with a word to guide us through the year. What would motivate you? Encourage you? What did you need more of? I had actually already been thinking of a word. If you don’t know me, let me fill you in very, very quickly. Two years ago, I came across a program opportunity to become a teacher. It seemed like the perfect program: gradual onramp, I’d be learning from an actual experienced teacher, and in the second year, I’d get my own class. Caveat: it was in Houston. I…

  • Life

    Home

    732 days, in retrospect, seem very short. Time seems to have flown by when you’re standing at day 732. But when you’re at day one, 732 days seem an eternity away 732 days in, John and I have decided that we’re moving back to San Antonio in 27 days. If you’ve followed along, you know that this decision did not come easy. Now that it’s done, however, the feeling I have inside simply can’t be put into words. On one hand, I’m going to miss Houston tremendously. I’ve never lived away from home, and branching out to my own piece of Texas was a needed experience. Houston is beautiful and…

  • Family

    Sorry your sister sucks

    I was starving. I don’t know why I thought it was a good idea NOT to eat breakfast the morning of my graduation. Maybe I thought there would be food available to purchase? Maybe I just ran out of time on the drive to the center? I have no recollection of why I showed up for my college graduation (which would take hours) not having eaten. But it happened. And there I was, standing in a line of soon-to-be grads starving. This wasn’t just an “oh, wow, I’m a tad peckish” feeling. This was an “I’m about to knock out the person in front of me because I’m HANGRY” feeling.…

  • Family

    80 things I love about my grandma

    My grandma is amazing. She is full of life and love and truly is a wonderful spirit. I’m so lucky to be one of her grandchildren, and I know all of my family members feel the same. Coming up with 80 things I love about my grandma wasn’t difficult, as there are literally hundreds of things I love about her. If you know my grandma, the list below will come as no surprise to you. If you haven’t had the pleasure of meeting my grandma yet, you sure are missing out. She doesn’t care what anyone thinks of her. She will dance or sing in a room full of people…

  • Life

    where is our where

    A few days ago, I was going through old posts and came across Our Where.  This post hit home for me at this moment in my life. It’s February 2018. In January 2016, John and I decided (very quickly) to move to Houston so that I could join a 2-year program to get my masters degree and my teaching certification. Yes. I could have become a teacher in San Antonio. But I didn’t for two reasons. I didn’t really want to be a teacher at that moment. Growing up, yes, I wanted to be a teacher (and a cashier, hairdresser, and stay-at-home mom). During my senior year of high school,…

  • Blogging

    She Embarks

    “We live in cities you’ll never see on screens Not very pretty, but we sure know how to run things Livin’ in ruins of a palace within my dreams And you know, we’re on each other’s team.” I lived by this song for many months when it first came out. I remember vividly certain moments when I listened to this song. While John and I ran through a park (a very short-lived exercise kick). Blasting through my speakers as I drove. On repeat while working at Six Flags. There is something poetic about the contrast of ruins and palace, that when I was thinking of a blog name for myself…