Motivational Monday: A Tale of 2 F.E.A.Rs

I have a friend who is so terrified of literally everything, she practically sits at home and hibernates. She's even rarely willing to engage in serious conversations because she's afraid of the possible outcome. Sometimes it gets to the point where she sabotages her own relationships. Now, if you're thinking "this doesn't sound like much… Continue reading Motivational Monday: A Tale of 2 F.E.A.Rs

Friday Findings

Happy Friday, friends! How is it possible that time can feel like it's both dragging along and flying by? I've been working at my old school in Massachusettes since late June, and here we are with just one week left before I head back home to Chicago. I honestly never thought I'd see the finish… Continue reading Friday Findings

Thoughtful Thursday: Being Present is a Present, a Reflection and Life Update

Happy Thursday, friends! Apologies for the late post, but I didn't know how to say what I wanted to say without being long-winded. That was a mountain I didn't quite conquer, so bear with me. I don't know much, but what I do know now is that for the first time in my entire adult… Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: Being Present is a Present, a Reflection and Life Update

Kermit’s Cup of Tea: Friday Findings

What do you do when you have a ton of work to do but are totally and disgustingly sick? Power through--snot-nosed, congested, sore throat and all. I'm a mess right now and would definitely do a cartwheel to celebrate Friday's arrival if I could! So instead of the cartwheel, let's celebrate with a few of… Continue reading Kermit’s Cup of Tea: Friday Findings

Kermit Reads: The Sun is Also a Star Review

I was so in love with Nicola Yoon's debut novel, Everything, Everything, reviewed last week, that after hearing that her most recent novel, The Sun is Also a Star was even better, I knew I needed to read it, and so I did. I gave up shopping for Lent, so instead of purchasing my own copy, I stopped… Continue reading Kermit Reads: The Sun is Also a Star Review

Motivational Monday: Stand in the Sun and Walk in Your Purpose

During the spring of 2015, I was traveling in Brazil with some of my incredible students, when I started to consider a career change. At that point in my teaching, I'd only been in the game for about two years or so, but I soon realized that what I thought I loved about teaching wasn't… Continue reading Motivational Monday: Stand in the Sun and Walk in Your Purpose

Kermit’s Cup of Tea: Friday Findings

Cheers to the freakin' weekend, friends! It's supposed to be in the 70s tomorrow and Sunday, and I can't wait. The weather has been pretty terrible this week--dreary, rainy, and incredibly windy--so the sunshine that's bound to happen this weekend will be a wonderful break. Do you have anything fun planned? Comment below! In the… Continue reading Kermit’s Cup of Tea: Friday Findings

Kermit Reads: Everything, Everything Review

I'm a walking paradox, friends. I'm an English teacher who hates reading. Hated reading. Had a love-hate relationship with reading. Let me explain. I grew up an avid reader and was even teased for carrying a book wherever I went. I can't exactly pinpoint the moment when my love for reading started to dwindle, but… Continue reading Kermit Reads: Everything, Everything Review

Wellness Wednesday: Dancing to a Healthier You!

    Happy Wellness Wednesday, friends! I've been thinking a lot about Monday's post and I already feel so empowered and inspired. I'm trying to do more things I'm passionate about and push myself to keep at it, and so far, so good! In fact, I'm just gonna go ahead and give myself a high… Continue reading Wellness Wednesday: Dancing to a Healthier You!

Tuesday Tunesday: Try, Try Again

Happy Tunesday, friends! If you follow the Kermit Says... Snapchat (@kermitsays), then you know I kept yesterday's word, worked out, and ate relatively well. I'm looking for an accountability buddy to keep me in check, and if you play your cards right, maybe that could be you! In the meantime, I thought today's Tunesday playlist… Continue reading Tuesday Tunesday: Try, Try Again