ReBlog: You Don’t Have to Sacrifice Yourself

Pain is not your friend nor is anyone who is causing that pain.  In life, you have to realize to show up for yourself and stop begging people, includes your blood relatives,  to love you. Emma Ortega Negrete I needed to see this post tonight. Stuck? I feel as if …

My 5 Favorite Shows to Watch While Coding

I need background noise when I’m working. When I’m at school, the noises from students, teachers, and “Harry” in the heater (that’s what we call the knocking noises) provide the sounds I need. However, when I’m home trying to keep up with the #100DaysOfCode, I need television shows to keep …

Universe will handle it…

It’s taken many years for me to realize that situations need to play out in their own time. I was too fixated on holding people accountable for the pain they’ve caused. Whether it was a prejudiced coworkers, one of my ex-husbands, or family members, I couldn’t move past the pain. 

Stressing Doesn’t Pay

“You don’t gain anything from stressing. Remember that.”
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I needed to see this today. Preach! We’re three weeks into the new school year. Although it’s my 25th year, I still get anxious and nervous like I did when I first started teaching. The usual stressors— students, parents, and administrators—are always going to be part of the job.

HOWEVER…sometimes coworkers add the extra stress, especially disorganized ones.

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Quote: Time will heal…

“It’s all fine to say, ‘Time will heal everything, this too shall pass away. People will forget’ – and things like that when you are not involved, but when you are there is no passage of time, people do not forget and you are in the middle of something that does not change.”

John Steinbeck, Cannery Row
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Stalker Squirrel: He’s Back! 

Squirrel on tree branch chewing loudly on the branch.

When you have ADHD, you focus on anything and everything. Which means you might hear things people aren’t noticing…In this case it’s the squirrel from last weekend.

These NJ squirrels are getting on my nerves! Trying to watch the Chelsea/Burnley match in peace. He’s outside my window sharpening his teeth on the tree branch. It sounds as if he’s in my kitchen sanding my wood floors. Last week he was eating every nut in the courtyard while I was trying to read outside.There are thousands of tree branches, yet he had to find this one.

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