Words are to Atoms…

Without words, there are no sentences.  Without sentences, there are no paragraphs.  Without paragraphs, there are no chapters.  Without chapters, there is no book.You can see how words can be important then, can't you?Words in our books are like atoms in our universe.  They are the basic building blocks which make up…

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Flashback to the Future

Ever since my birthday when Nick surprised me with a Kindle for a gift, I have been reading much more (my eyes especially thank him, since it is much easier on them than my iPhone was).  After reading the Divergent trilogy, the Harry Potter series, a few classics, and a few comedic…

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Have It All

I remember when I was younger and I used to want it all.  I wanted the guy who was right for me and the guy who gave me butterflies.  I wanted the good man who treated me nicely, but the one who challenged me.  I wanted the one who supported me, but…

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Professional Development for Teachers

In order to maintain your teaching certification in New York State, you're currently required to fulfill 175 hours of professional development every five years.  The problem is, many of us certificate holders do not have full-time teaching jobs in districts that offer Professional Development workshops and seminars.  Therefore, we are required to…

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Introduction to Green

Once upon a time, there was a little girl who had never heard of the color "green."  The grass, the leaves on the trees, the broccoli on her dinner plate...  None of them seemed to have any color whatsoever.  Then one day, her father pointed out how green a dress she was…

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Scare Me

Someone silently follows me as I walk from my bedroom to the bathroom for a shower in the dark hours of the early morning.I reach underneath my bed on a Saturday morning to grab my slippers and feel fingertips graze my hand.A stranger crouches in my trunk as I drive home alone…

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Make Me Happy

Do you ever think about the little things that make you happy?  I love the simple, unexpected moments that happen on ordinary days.Receiving a handwritten card in the mail.Having rainbow sprinkles on my ice cream.Getting a text message from Nick with a "❤️" in it.Hearing an old favorite song on the radio.Finding…

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Blur

Today, I met with my mom and a Nick's mom to discuss our wedding shower.  I finally feel as if we have most of our ducks in a row when it comes to the wedding and the preceding festivities.  It feels good and I can say that I am finally excited more…

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So Many Thoughts, So Little Time…

Life is busy.  There's no doubt about that.  But the fact is, I'm not busy 24/7.  In fact, I'm far from it.  But I would consider my mind busy 24/7.  Even if I'm relaxing, zoning out in front of a rerun of The Big Bang Theory on TBS spending time with Nick…

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Writing Challenge #1

I may be a cliche first-born who tends to be bossy and adamant about what I want, but when it comes to writing, I don't like to dictate too many rules.  Challenges, however, are another category altogether.  I think that it's fun to put parameters on what you're writing and how you're…

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