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 →

Small Steps = Big Progress

Many years ago, right before I got married, I created an email that reflected what would become my new name and the year that we were getting married. This has been the email that I have used for more than a decade. This is the email that has reflected who I was for those years.... 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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