Suburban Saturday with Coffee

Downtown on a Saturday morning enjoying coffee
Downtown on a Saturday morning enjoying coffee

I realized today that I spent most of my summer indoors because it was way too hot. During the summer, I usually walk downtown and sit outside the neighborhood restaurants. (Have to remind them Black people exist in the town.?) Instead, I sat inside computer coding and catching up on my favorite shows.

It was too beautiful today to not sit outside. I’m normally a Starbucks girl (Shh! Don’t tell them!). However, today I lounged with my pumpkin spice latte at Track Five. The coffee was great and the seat was a perfect for people-watching. Glad I took the time to sit outside and enjoy the weather.

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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 I’ve been stuck since I was 8 years old. That’s when my childhood ended. (No, I wasn’t physically or verbally abused.) I just had a mother who decided it was time for me to “get older.” She had my brother to focus on, and it was time for me to be less dependent. So, 42 years later, I’ve managed to have a relationship with my mother. (Thank you therapy!) I promised my dad (my parent) I would try. Since he’s died I’ve definitely tried. And the week after Thanksgiving, I realized I’ve tried too hard. This relationship has been a huge source of pain for me. I’m tired. I’ve sacrificed my feelings too often for family, too often for my mother. I’m too tired! I won’t be sacrificing my feelings anymore. 

Stressing Doesn’t Pay

“You don’t gain anything from stressing. Remember that.”
Anonymous 

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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.

Whinging and whining is not something I do everyday. During this last week I have become one of those “Whingers/Whiners.Continue reading Stressing Doesn’t Pay