the story so far

Teething Menace

I sometimes joke with my sister that being around her kid has convinced me to have none of my own. About 50% of the time that joke is a joke, and the rest of the time it's not. My nephew is the cutest kid. He's a little sweetheart with a contagious laugh and a set… Continue reading Teething Menace

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Peace Corps

Peace Corps No More?

Yeah, you read that right. I am two months out from leaving for the Peace Corps, and I'm plugging along through all the medical exams and such, and ...what if I don't go? My head is spinning even thinking those words. I have wanted this for so long and pursued it so hard and done so… Continue reading Peace Corps No More?

yo ho a teacher's life for me

Poop and Love

Well folks, I suppose I should've learned by now to take the good with the bad. It's just all so confusing though. Who knew that the life of a second grade teacher could be so filled with internal conflict and contrary dialogue?! In any one moment I can go from completely hating small children, to… Continue reading Poop and Love