Black History Month: 10 Books by Black Authors to Read

Growing up, I went to small, non-diverse schools, and we didn’t read many books by BIPOC authors. In high school, we read Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, a Nigerian author, though we didn’t really analyze the criticisms of racism, colonization, and white saviorism within the novel. I wish I could say high school English curriculum looks a lot more…
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My Favorite Everyday Gold Earrings

These past few weeks have been emotionally and literally exhausting with work, as educators are putting in 12-16+ hours daily with no weekends off. I won’t speak to it yet, but it is ironic with the timing of my education series haha. I’ll eventually continue the series when I have time in the evenings to write again. For now, I’m…
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Career Q&A: Why I Decided to be a High School Teacher […

I’ve had this blog since college — a decade ago when blogging was really just for kicks and a journal of sorts. I kept it up through getting my Master in Teaching, my career as a teacher, and my transition out of teaching last year, though I never wrote in-depth about these topics. I still work in education, but now…
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Goodbye 2020

2020 was a year that started off as any other… The 1st photo I posted was in anticipation of our spring trip to Japan and Korea and 2nd photo was on Valentine’s Day at an indoor event with hundreds of people. Both international travel and large gatherings are unfathomable now. By spring, everyday shrank and blurred and grayed. Don’t early…
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My Very 2020 Holiday Gift Guide (Fitness Gear, Loungewear, More)

This is called My “Very” 2020 Holiday Gift Guide because every item is something I’ve used during this pandemic year, so I hope it’s as helpful to you as these things have been for me! That’s why I’m thrilled to be partnering with DICK’S Sporting Goods, because DSG has literally been my one-stop-shop for everything from mugs to treadmills to workout…
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Winter 2020 Outdoor Activity: Truffle Hunting

In an effort to stay safe but still connected, I’ve been looking into more socially distanced outdoor activities this year than usual. For one of my best friend’s birthdays, I took her truffle hunting and then we made dinner virtually with our truffles and ate “together” over FaceTime — such is the reality of celebrations in 2020 but they can…
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