In college, I was given a memoir assignment. I recently lost my mom and wasn’t sure I was ready to write about her. Ultimately, I chose to, and it was a cathartic experience and I’m glad I did it. I would like to share that story with you now.
Category: Personal Posts
Believing women is not about ignoring evidence or being blind to the facts. Believing women means believing that sexual violence and harassment happens more often than we acknowledge. It means believing that women’s stories are worth listening to and looking into. It means believing our society has a problem and listening to those most affected. Believing women is our best hope to protect the women and girls we love.
I know a lot of women my age experience the feeling that they’re losing their friends to wife life and motherhood. If you are one of the women who feel this way, perhaps you experience occasional resentment toward your newlywed or first-time mom friends or the men and children taking your partner in crime away from you. Or worse, maybe you’re afraid because you feel like you’re falling behind.
I feel the pressure too, and I think it’s normal and natural, but this burden — the feelings of loss, resentment, despair, and general panic — doesn’t have to weigh us down.
In college and our various programs, we are given SO much advice; however the following are tips and tricks that I didn’t pick up in college, but through my own experiences and with the guidance of my amazing veteran teacher friends and colleagues. Once I figured these things out, I was able to have a life outside of planning and grading. I even often received the compliment that I seemed “too calm and organized for a first year.” Whoa!
If you followed my previous creative venture (BestBayhavior) on instagram or were a blog subscriber, you may wonder where I went for so long and without warning. As some readers (from way back when) may remember, I was completing my teaching credential and working full time while trying to maintain BestBayhaviour and my sanity. It was not working, and something had to go… I chose to keep my sanity over my website.