We Have to Fail, Before We Can Succeed

During the Fall semester, my students were writing for our memoir unit. And once again, I had shared with them pieces that I have written. (If you haven't read, I wrote about the post "Be Brave. Still Believe." a couple years ago.) But when it came time for them to write their own memoir pieces,... Continue Reading →

“Be Gentle With Yourself”

"Be Gentle With Yourself." This is something my therapist has told me - a few times actually. These are words that I need to remind myself of often. As I mentioned in one of my previous posts, I am a classic overthinker. Everything someone says or doesn't say gets played over and over in my... Continue Reading →

Take a Gamble

It's so easy to put up walls after going through something difficult - whatever that might be. It's so easy to close off everyone else and keep things "safe" for yourself. It's easy to learn how to only look out for yourself and keep yourself from being vulerable again - because when you're vulnerable, you... Continue Reading →

Drifting

I hadn't felt the need to write as much lately. I hadn't given much thought to where "we" were...actually, that's a lie - it's been about a year since the divorce has been finalized but so much longer since we separated. And yet, I find myself thinking so often. But today it hit me differently.... Continue Reading →

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