The Terrible Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day… 

It was fine. It was perfectly scripted. I am friends with a real live college math professor, and he knows things, like all about impartial differentiation. And he gave me books, and he helped me triumph my first problem set. He said I was fine, because theoretically I knew what the math was trying to… Continue reading The Terrible Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day… 

Anticipatory Agitation 

My brilliant and dear friend coined the title of these feels. I take zero credit for this epic alliteration. "Anticipatory agitation" is waiting for the big shifts we know are arriving. The waiting is agitating, because we are anticipating the change that isn't actually real yet. Academics, educators, and care givers of school aged children… Continue reading Anticipatory Agitation 

Wearing Privilege, Choosing to Use It, and Everything You Know You Need to be Grateful for. 

As we struggle to recoup from lost wages, and additional ever mounting medical expenses, and even more expensive groceries, I have had my own privilege on my mind. It's been a nagging (and at times gut sinking) thing to wear. We want to all believe we earned our privilege, but likely we didn't. Our privilege… Continue reading Wearing Privilege, Choosing to Use It, and Everything You Know You Need to be Grateful for. 

Mindful Living – I’m Working on It 

I'm not great at slowing down, but when I do say 'no', I cherish the results. It's not easy saying no. I am getting better at it, the 'no' part. We all are getting better at saying no. I'm a graduate student-professional-non profit board president-advocate-wife-mama-friend-wifey-sister-auntie. That's a lot of things to be everyday. It's who… Continue reading Mindful Living – I’m Working on It