The plan for today was to wake up at 7, go for my benchmark run, do some yoga, and be done by 9. Alarm rang: plan changed. Sleep until 8, I thought. Elliah woke me up to get her breakfast and informed me it was 10:30. Well then. I'm supposed to go back to work... Continue Reading →


Time to face the (not so) pleasant music

I've avoided it thus far. I put it out of my head all summer. Ignored the telltale yellow store displays, silenced the notifications on certain groups, scrolled anxiously past all posts discussing it, but I can no longer feign ignorance. It's almost time to go back to work. I know I need to look at... Continue Reading →

Some Thoughts on Summer Grad School

Let's rewind to last semester. I was ALL ABOUT making the sacrifice and taking my 6 classes in 10 weeks and graduating early in December. I was positive I could handle all the homework (I didn't think there'd be as much as there is) and I thought for some reason, our professors would be cooperative... Continue Reading →

On attitudes, outlooks, and mindsets

When I was a single mom with a full time job, two very athletically involved kids, and lots of homework from my evening college courses, I did a lot of running around dropping kids off and picking kids up and attending games. At the time, it didn't feel overwhelming. Granted, I was much younger then... Continue Reading →

April, April, go away.

Faaaaaaaaaaak, man. Between an ethnography, my research study, required readings for finals, and STAAR EOC testing next week, my brain is SHOT. There is not enough time to be a good mother, good wife, good teacher, good student, good everything, but I refuse to settle for mediocre so I spread myself a little too thin... Continue Reading →


My day started at 4 in the morning. Get up, fuel up, drive out. We had a trip to Texas State University's Nursing School. Mona had a plan. Get her BSN and go on to med school and if that didn't work out or she changed her mind, she'd at least have her BS in... Continue Reading →

Ready? Set? No.

Who has fabulous hair and a midterm for which she has not fully prepared? This girl, that's who. The semester is at its peak and so are my stress levels with my applied research study and cultural research project. I just want to curl into the fetal position and ignore it all until it goes... Continue Reading →

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