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It is approaching the end of the summer. For those of you that don’t know, I am a high school teacher. I too, was under the false impression that summers were reserved for trips around the country, binging on Netflix series and waking up at 5pm from hangovers. This summer has been the furthest thing …

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This will likely be one of the most transparent pieces that I’ve ever written. Most of you all know that I typically don’t discuss my personal life online- especially my family. But last week there was a major shift with my family dynamics. Not many people knew that my dad had been incarcerated for the …

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I became their teacher in November. No formal training, education, nada. Most would say that I was at a disadvantage being given seniors. This is the result of simply teaching with what’s in my head and in my heart for my kids.   At the end of the semester, I created a written assignment for …

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We’ve finally reached the most controversial holiday season of the year. Tis the season of cheer, fellowship, joy, love and traditions. Tis also the season of ungratefulness, greed, loneliness and feelings of inadequacy. Now I’m not saying that it isn’t okay to be joyous. I’m simply asking you to be mindful. Here are a few …

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This blog has two parts. Part 1: Avoid looking stupid in front of family and friends Part 2: Avoid getting fired at the office potluck Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Everyone is eager to showcase their cooking talents right? So you’ve found your way to the sign up sheet for the work potluck. Or …

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I remember being 13 and experiencing my first thoughts of suicide. I remember bouncing back and between thoughts of hanging myself or overdosing on prescription painkillers. It would be safe, clean and painless. Self-inflicted pain was never my “thing.”   Museum of Thought: Poetic Perspectives in Adolescence is a poetic time capsule of my depression. …

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Issa celebration! I can’t believe that it’s been a full year since my first official debut as a blogger. I began without a single ounce of what blogging consisted of, determining what to blog about and definitely NOT how to upload content and manage my own website. I gave you guys a snippet of what …

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