Life changes regularly. Some changes are gradual, with fuzzy edges, perhaps, while others are more defined. Before I retired, I found a couple items in the three-dollar bins they had at my local craft store. They had the slogan “Unlock your Dreams & Explore your new Reality” boldly displayed. That slogan became my retirement motto … Continue reading Reflections on Quarantine Past
The answer to that question is YES, I AM REAL! The problem, it seems, is proving it. I turned seventy this week and that should make me real. As the Skin Horse told the Velveteen Rabbit in the popular children’s’ book by Margery Williams, “Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair … Continue reading Am I Real?
How would you like to change? I’m not talking about things like losing weight or exercising more. I mean how would you like to change in ways that make you a better person in your dealings with those around you? Or in ways that are important to others? I am confronting that question right now … Continue reading Generosity
It’s a new year. Time for a new bullet journal. \When you read about bullet journals, the idea is that you grab a new blank notebook and begin fresh each year. That’s not the way I roll but it just happened to work out this year. When I began bullet journaling, I grabbed a cheap … Continue reading Organizing 2021
Many of us take time on the last day of the year to reflect on our lives the previous year. Some people make resolutions for the year to come. Do we believe that at the stroke of midnight on January 31 a magic curtain opens and we walk into – a different life? A changed … Continue reading MY 2020 Blessings
“Gray day. Everything is gray. I watch. But nothing moves today.” Dr. Seuss Since I first decided to be a teacher, my life has been one in which I continually asked myself what I was “supposed to” be doing. I always felt I should be helping others in some way. I wanted to be a … Continue reading Who Am I? What Am I Supposed to Do?
COVID-19 brought everything I was doing, everything I had planned, to a halt. In March, I believed life would restart again in August. Apparently, I was wrong. In 2014, I retired from teaching and began planning a new life. My motto was built around a sign and miscellaneous items I found in the dollar bins … Continue reading My New Reality – Again
I have this beautiful leather book, soft and flexible. The cover is decorated with orange leaves in various shades. An orange leather strap wraps around the book and holds everything important in it, not letting the indexed words escape. Washi tape in various shades marks the edge of many of the pages. There are no … Continue reading My Bullet Journal – My Life
School will be starting soon, in some form. I am glad that I do not need to face the decisions that are currently being made by parents, students, and educators. As a retired educator, however, I find myself reading and listening to many sources about just what a teacher or parent can do to make … Continue reading School and COVID-19
My morning view from the corner of my patio About a month ago, I posted about taking a break from things that had become my "jobs" during lockdown. I started doing some of the things that I like to do on vacation. I realized that most of what I vacationed from were things that were … Continue reading Social Distancing Staycation – 2