I don't know about you, but I am nearly overwhelmed with all of the negativity, dissension, conflicting viewpoints, and division that seems to be threatening to overtake my heart and mind. This has been mounting for a while. With the current political climate AND the fact that 2017 promises to present our family with some … Continue reading January // A D V E N T U R E //
Most years, I complete a sort of informal "annual report" for my life. I love to reflect upon the high and lows of the previous year. It helps me to digest some important lessons, put a finger on the pulse of my goals, and look ahead to the next year with anticipation and focus. 2015 … Continue reading 2016 Year in Review
Every December I begin to get pensive and reflective on the previous year. I blame sitting in my dark den basking in the glow of our Christmas tree. I think about what has transpired; the fun, the celebratory, and those difficult moments I'm glad we all survived. In looking back I also begin to look … Continue reading What’s On Your Plate?
Earlier during spring semester of this year, my Comp II students read a book called The Glass Castle. I knew the themes of self-preservation, self-reliance, and success beyond a familial influence of poverty and addiction would be perfect for my students. We compared the book's characters and symbols to those from poems and short stories. We … Continue reading Teachers Pay Teachers
During the summer of 2015, I happened upon a UGA-System human resources page that had a link to a part-time English/Humanities position at a school I'd never even heard of. Without a lot of thought, I read the job description, uploaded a cover letter, my CV, and applied for the job. I don't even … Continue reading The End of an Era (Again)
Earlier this summer I was contacted to do a video interview for Oxygen 365 and their podcast. Noel Meador, their CEO interviewed me about Mission Ready Marriage. You can watch the video here.
As military spouses, the common acronym for B.A.H. (Basic Allowance for Housing) is one we associate with how far our housing allowance dollars will go at any given duty station. However, I have recently used this same acronym for labeling a dysfunctional symptom of military life that I, along with many others face. It is … Continue reading B.A.H. Syndrome