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Shame connections

Which post have people connected with the most on your blog?

See: Shame

God that post blew up. It was unexpectedly posted on BlogHer a few months after I wrote it.

Then, over a year later, I was asked to do a follow up post as part of the #KnowMe series leading up to BlogHer15.

I’d kind of jumped the shark in blogging, and was questioning my place in the blogosphere when I was asked to write this post. To realize important powers that be at BlogHer remembered my post about teaching and being lesbian reminded me of something very important: Sometimes our writing may not make the huge difference we’d hoped for, but it might also stick with one or two people. To those people, our writing makes all the difference in the world.

The Words

I haven’t been able to find the words lately.

I haven’t been able to find the words

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 my students with their freak-outs because I didn’t know what to expect.

Then again, we never really know what to expect, do we?

We prepped to the best of our ability. We stressed. We survived.

Now it’s time for conferences.

Spring Break, please hurry up.

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 the past year. She’s going places, and that makes me beam. She wants to move past the cards life has dealt her, and I know that she will.

I was also reminded of how one of her peers used to interrupt class last year and insist that we all shared our highs and lows of the week every Friday. It reminded me a lot of Res Life, and, although I would roll my eyes at her, I would sometimes allow the disruptions to occur. These kids needed it.

Sometimes I do too.

So, here are my highs and lows for the week:


-My wedding shoes came in!
-My dog has been stupidly cuddly lately, which I’ve loved.
-Our bball team is kicking butt and making their way through States!!
-We had a snow day on Thursday.


-My wedding shoes are too big! 🙁
-Prepping for state testing is draining.
-We had two delayed openings and a snow day this week. I miss Spring.