Getting Called into the Principal’s Office

As I made my way back to my upstairs classroom, my principal approached and asked to speak with me. I felt a sudden sense of dread. The feeling you get as a child when you’re getting called to report to the main office never goes away. I thought to myself, “Uh oh, what did I…

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Lent – Ash Wednesday

Today marks the beginning of Lent. My faith has been a little unstable lately, but I have decided to use a reflection book to help guide me through this season. Today’s reflection asks me to accept the invitation to “come and see.” (John 1:39) This is a beautiful idea. My heart yearns for spiritual healing…

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So, for the last few months, I’ve been withdrawing at work. I don’t really talk to anyone, except for the occasional passerby. At first I knew it was because of COVID protocols at my school, but now, I’m not so sure. A lot of the other teachers gather for lunch and chitchat, at a social…

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Decluttering My Life

Annoying little fact about me…I tend to be a hoarder. No…I don’t tend to be…I AM a hoarder. Throughout the years, I’ve purchased things I don’t need: make-up, bags, clothing, shoes, food, you name it. Why? One simple reason…out of impulse. Shopping has always made me feel better. I remember one time, after a bad…

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About Me

I’m a 32 year old 4th grader teacher at a Catholic school. I have been diagnosed with anxiety and depression, but I TRY not to let that define me. Sometimes that’s easier said than done.

I’m here because I’m looking for an outlet for all of my thoughts and emotions. Frustrations in my professional and personal lives sometimes put me a deep hole that takes a while to dig out of.

I guess I’m blogging publicly because I’d like to hear their take on what I’m going through and to help remind me that I’m not alone. I believe that people who know you personally might not be as objective.

For now, my blogging will center around my career, family, and mental illness. In the future, who knows…it might mutate into something else.

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