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 →

Looking for Answers

As most bibliophiles (such as myself) will tell you, if you can’t find the answer to someting, then look in a book. (Forget that whole Google thing!) But what happens when what you’re looking for can’t be found in a book? If it can’t be found on the Google? How do we find the answers... 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 →

Building Trust

One of the hardest things a person can do is trust. It’s difficult to trust someone else, but what I’ve discovered is that it’s even harder to trust yourself. It’s especially difficult to learn to trust yourself again after you’ve been in a difficult relationship. In a relationship that ended in lies - but in... Continue Reading →

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