A Moment in My Time

Preface: This is my SECOND blog post dated November 2009 Photo by Allan Mas on Pexels.com .. so here are some random thoughts with no real direction. So I've been intending to do some blogging. I think I have intentionally stopped beau and told him that I needed to blog about something- chatted it out... Continue Reading →

So I decided….

Preface: This is my very FIRST blog... dated October 22nd, 2009 Photo by Julia M Cameron on Pexels.com ...to start doing this! Blogs have always been something that I've always enjoyed READING by others, BUT doing it? That means I needed to write. I feel like I've written my share. And for it to be... Continue Reading →

A Time of Hope?

Preface: This was written December 1st, 2009: 12 years ago! Background: This reflection was shortly after the Lakewood Police Officers were shot and killed very close to where I once lived. It was an incredibly hard time for many and finding hope was hard. Photo by Rakicevic Nenad on Pexels.com Wow. I haven't blogged in... Continue Reading →

Picture Explanation

I realized that I posted something without explanation. The image in the header of my blog is not my own. Yet, it still has significant meaning. I can't help but explain so the appreciation can be shared. Ten years ago, I gained a new guardian angel. My beloved grandfather, Robert Hendricks, passed away, somewhat unexpectedly.... Continue Reading →

Possibility in the “Pivot”

Before reading this blog post, I must give some background information. The post below was composed in February of 2017 (yes, 3 1/2 years ago). I was teaching fourth grade and had begun diving deeper into the journey of better understanding the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on our youth. It made me reflect... Continue Reading →

Comic Relief.

I find myself slightly handicapped when it comes to humor and wit. Therefore, I hope that you're not anticipating laugh-out-loud-humor, but rather start-your-day-with-a-smile read. 🙂 Nonetheless, I was inspired to sit and write as I found humor in the time-and-place of my current situation. Enjoy. (Take a sip of coffee, take a deep breath, stretch a... Continue Reading →

Dopamine over Cortisol

Looking back at my almost 39 years of life, I've truly experienced a lot of 'major events' in history. Yet, there has been no time like now. 9/11. Iraq War. Those were incredibly impactful things as it changed a lot of people's lives (including mine). Yet, I feel like the COVID crisis has ripped open... Continue Reading →


So, I've been stirring about sitting down and writing during this time. Among the other things I'm composing, reading and researching, I came across a token from the past. Over 10 years ago, I had started a blog that I COMPLETELY forgot about. Therefore, before I compose anything new (don't worry.. I'll have another one... Continue Reading →


To begin with, I'm straight forward uncertain on how this blog will unfold. I appreciate the pureness in thought and the craft of composition, therefore, we will see how this unfolds in one sitting. I hope it is cohesive and creates reflection and inspiration as intended. If life were linear with identifiable mile markers, would we... Continue Reading →

A Million Little Things

As a great friend reminded me, "the list will always be full, and it will always be there." Yes, this is very true. Yet we determine the value and weight of the items on the list. It brings me back to one of the best professional development trainings I've ever been to: Leader in Me... Continue Reading →

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