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Why Today DOES Matter

So. It’s Monday. Hmph. I have loads of stuff I SHOULD be doing today (especially since, because my students are end-of-level testing this week, I have some extra time), but I’m finding it difficult to make myself work (aka, grade my students’ book projects and start prepping for my departure from the teaching profession by …

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Why It’s Okay If Your Mornings Aren’t “Ideal”

It seems that I’ve been reading a lot lately about morning routines, specifically what “power people” do in the mornings to make sure their day gets off on the right foot. Maybe it’s just the type of blog I follow or maybe it’s just the type of magazine I subscribe to or maybe it’s just …

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Remember When We Ate Sandwiches and Cold Cereal for Most Meals?

  One truth I’ve stumbled across as an adult is that it’s a Good Idea to look back occasionally at goals or aspirations or habits you set a long time ago and compare them against how you’re doing now. I’ve often found myself pleasantly surprised upon doing so because many times, the change has happened …

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Even Though I Know “Death By Phone” Is Not a Thing…

(Photo taken with friendsĀ 3 years ago on New Year’s Eve 2010) Here is a great secret of adulthood: maintaining friendships sure is a lot harder when you don’t have school together every day and church activities together every week. But here is another great secret of adulthood: we all need friends beyond our spouses (and …