• The Sweet Smell of Success

    Posted on 01/29/2017

     This week, I equate the idea of success to running a bakery.  This post is the speech I wrote and delivered as the keynote speaker for my City Year graduation. The definition of success is “the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.”  We each have our own connotation of success. For some, success is making a lot of money and for others, it’s having your dream career regardless of how

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  • Life is a Test

    Posted on 01/22/2017

    life is a test? I think it’s safe to say that we’ve all taken a test or two in life.  There are different types of test questions such as multiple choice and open-ended response.  From my personal experience, as a student and as a teacher, I think that multiple choice questions are my favorite. As a test taker, the right answer is right there in front of you. Even if

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  • Seven on the Seventeenth- Michelle Obama Said It

    Posted on 01/17/2017
    Michelle Obama

    Follow my blog with Bloglovin One feature of my blog will be Seven on the Seventeenth. On the 17th of each month, I will write a post that includes a list of 7 thoughts, songs, ideas, pictures, or quotes that inspire me. You’ll get seven of SOMETHING! For my first Seven on the Seventeenth, I decided to honor Michelle Obama in her final days as First Lady. Mrs. Obama has been an

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  • Why I Quit Teaching After Only 4 Months

    Posted on 01/14/2017

    I quit my job as an elementary school teacher after only four months. I actually quit teaching one day mid-September, but I was encouraged to call in sick and my co-workers covered for me. To be clear, I wasn’t fired or forced out, I resigned on my own. I QUIT. Realistic Expectations It doesn’t matter if you it’s your first year, 15th year, or 30th year, teaching is a hard.

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