Monday, September 20, 2010


A few weekends ago, I went to Forks.

It was rainy and tacky and SO. MUCH. FUN.

You don't have to be a Twilight fan to appreciate the over the top-ness that is Forks. But I like to do things 100%.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Dear Mom,

Happy Birthday!
Thanks so much for everything you do.

For taping Clue on to a VHS when I was little because it was my favorite movie, even back then.

For playing school with me and even doing fake homework so I could fake correct it when I was younger. 

For laughing at all of my jokes and (at least trying) to understand all of my fears.

Happy Birthday Mom.

I love you more than you'll ever know.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Filled to the brim.

Oh Boy.

I have so much I want to tell you. 

There has been some serious emotional things going on, at work and in life that I just need to pour out. I've tried so many times but I don't even know where to begin.

Just know that I need some positive thoughts sent this way and I need to be reminded to stand my ground and do what I know is best. 

On another note, this is my last weekend of Summer and I am beyond sad about letting it go.

This has been the best Summer of my life so far. As cliche as it sounds.

I've seen and done so many things that were amazing and perfect and exactly what I needed and wanted. 

I've met people who now have huge roles in my life and I've bonded with people who I've known for awhile but never took the time to actually get to know. 

I'm so sad that this is over and I'm not happy with the fact that I'm going to have to get used to a whole new routine. I'm trying so hard to be accepting of everything that is to come and be optimistic. If this Summer was so amazingly sweet, what are the Summers to come going to be like?

For now, I'm going to drink up the last few moments and get ready to hit the ground running on Monday.

No matter what's coming, I'm fairly confident that I've got this. 

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Of course.

And just like that, the world came crashing down again.

But I'm just going to continue doing what I do best and pretend that it's not happening.

Did I tell you that I went camping in La Push?

 It was an adventure, to say the least.

Did I tell you that I have the best friend/coworker/soul twin on Earth? Because he gets it and is willing to stay up until 1 in the morning making a plan for how we are going to make our so so shitty job, mildly okay.
Did I tell you that we hiked to see a waterfall and it was amazing?

Did I tell you that while work and student teaching may be less than awesome, there are some many beautiful, hilarious moments. I'm just going to pretend that the darkness doesn't exist. That in my world, I'm in La Push with my feet in the water and nowhere near work. 

That's the best plan, right?

Saturday, September 4, 2010

What I've been up to

I know, I know. I keep saying that I'm going to be around more and write about important things but, the weather has been nice and I've only had to work a little bit this week so we took this show on the road and on Tuesday, went to the Seattle aquarium and on Thursday, we went to the Seattle Art Museum.

Tomorrow, I am going camping for the first time ever. I'm terrified but I also think it will be a lot of fun. I'll be sure to share pictures and stories, if I survive.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Dear Cohort 26,

I was asked tonight to talk to the new cohort that is starting the teaching program that I started last year.

I remember last year how terrifying it was to go to my orientation. I remember not having a clue what to expect and being so beyond excited that this new chapter in my life was beginning.

I've spent a lot of time thinking about what I want to say to the new group as they begin this (slightly difficult and painful) journey.

Here's what I want to say to these people but won't:

1. It is about to get really hard. You are going to feel stupid, you are going to feel overwhelmed and you are going to probably cry. But you are not alone.

2. Every single thing you need to know about teaching, you are going to learn by teaching and not from sitting in the classroom.

3. HAVE FUN. For all that is right and holy, have fun. Drink up every single fun, beautiful moment that happens because towards the middle of the quarter it's going to feel like having fun and being happy is not a possiblity.

4. Don't let the bastards grind you down.