Motivational Monday: Look Around

One of my intentions for the new year was to develop a stronger relationship with God. I thought that, in addition to attending church more regularly, I'd devote at least five minutes each day to reading my devotional. Using my YouVersion app, I decided to start a plan called "Love Greatly: Broken and Redeemed" not because… Continue reading Motivational Monday: Look Around

Motivational Monday: Cheers to 2018!

Happy Monday and Happy 2018, friends! I hope you all rang in the new year safely and surrounded by love. I've been sitting here trying to figure out what words of wisdom or advice I could share that hasn't already been said about how we can be more purposeful with each new year, and I… Continue reading Motivational Monday: Cheers to 2018!

Motivational Monday: Taking Stock

Merry Christmas and happiest holidays to you, friends. It's been quite some time since my last post, and to say my first quarter of graduate school was a whirlwind is an understatement. When I wasn't reading nearly 300 pages a week or completing several assignments at a time, I was interning as a school social… Continue reading Motivational Monday: Taking Stock

Motivational Monday: You Can Handle It

Happy Labor Day, friends! Hopefully, you've spent today lounging around instead of laboring away, especially since it is the last unofficial day of summer. That's right! For so many of you, today is likely the day before school resumes and vacations end. It's likely the last day you'll get to sleep in and spend more… Continue reading Motivational Monday: You Can Handle It

Friday Findings: My 10 School Essentials

  Happy happy Friday, friends, and what a glorious day it's been! Today I had a chance to stop over at my old school and see some of my favorite former students as they prepare for their first day of school this coming Tuesday. So many bright faces and so much energy filled the halls as… Continue reading Friday Findings: My 10 School Essentials

Thoughtful Thursday: 6 Tips for a Great School Year

Happy Thursday, friends! It's hard to believe it's been five years since I've been a student, and since graduating from graduate school (the first time around), I've now spent those five years in between on the other side as a teacher. With every new school year there comes a similar level of anxiety and excitement about… Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: 6 Tips for a Great School Year

Motivational Monday: But You Can Even

Happy Monday, friends! You know those moments when something overwhelming or ridiculous happens, and people spout the phrase, "I can't even"?  Sure, there are the funny and outlandish times that elicit such a response--oftentimes said through tears of laughter-- but then there are more serious things that happen and we respond in the same way.… Continue reading Motivational Monday: But You Can Even

Motivational Monday: Here’s to a Magical Year

Happy Monday, friends! If you're living in the States, then you know today is the day people have been talking about for years! It's the first time since 1918 that we'll experience a coast to coast total solar eclipse! Can you tell I'm super excited? Did the three consecutive exclamation marks give it away? Just… Continue reading Motivational Monday: Here’s to a Magical Year

Motivational Monday: Embrace the New Moon and Celebrate New Beginnings

Happy Monday, friends! It has been exactly 101 days since my last post, and while I never intended to take a break, particularly one this long, I need you to know that it was needed in a way I didn't realize or expect. And it's probably no surprise that my return is one day after… Continue reading Motivational Monday: Embrace the New Moon and Celebrate New Beginnings

Motivational Monday: Trust Your Gut

  Being honest with yourself is, to me, probably one of the most difficult yet important things one could ever do. When we meet certain people or encounter certain situations, we get a small feeling in the pit of our stomachs. That's called intuition. Sometimes we listen to those instincts and other times we choose… Continue reading Motivational Monday: Trust Your Gut