Farewell, Emerald City

Spirit Week is over, but my hallway is still dressed up for our Homecoming Theme: The Wizard of Oz.  An idea sprouted during a Friday night chatting in a coworker’s living room just before Charming’s proposal about doing a faculty skit at the pep rally.  In the weeks to come, we weren’t sure if it … Continue reading Farewell, Emerald City

September Storms

This front porch is peace in the midst of hurricane.  Not for a conflict against Mother Nature like Irma and Maria, but for my universally thematic struggles against environment, nevertheless.  The warm ocean air of a beach proposal rose, replaced by a cold front when school doors opened, then quickly warmed again by all the … Continue reading September Storms

Skipping the Waiting Room

This particular stillness strikes me as unusual.  After a planning block helping other teachers plan, I facilitated three classes back to back, each requiring a different version of me.  I swiftly swapped the school lanyard for the wedding tiara, chatting so long with my parents that Chuck gave me a silent farewell in the parking … Continue reading Skipping the Waiting Room

The Beginning of Happily Ever After

I don’t know where to start.  It was the first day of school.  My schedule is discouraging, but my last block honors class has a refreshing spark I’m ready to flame.  I’m still not sleeping.  It’s been over a month, and I’m growing doubtful that I’ll ever wake up wide eyed and ready for sixteen-year … Continue reading The Beginning of Happily Ever After