Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Moving out of Limbo

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I started this blog when I felt lost and unsure of what the world and my future held for me. I was in my young twenties, just out of college, and I had no idea what I was doing.

I just turned 30. I still feel lost sometimes, but I'm pretty sure I'm ... if not out of limbo yet, at least on my way.

I have a job I love, a support group that is amazing, and a place I want to grow roots.

It's time to say goodbye to Limbo.

But I know I still have a crazy life full of surprises ahead of me.

If you'd like to continue following me, please check out my new blog.

Because I finally know who I am. I'm a Southern Gal in Cal.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Country Heat

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I love country music. Always have.

My first favorite song was Achey Breaky Heart. (My kindergarten crush brought it in for show and tell XD )

My dad used to tease me. "What, I didn't raise you to like country music!"
My response was always, how can I not? I grew up in South Carolina, then moved to Idaho and went to school in Arizona. It's in my blood.

So when I saw an ad from my favorite workout program's company (Beach Body) for a country music workout... I said yes!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

21 Day Fix

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I've had an interesting relationship with weight. Throughout my childhood and adolescence I would get reprimanded by strangers for not eating enough, called anorexic by peers, and even teased by friends about my lack of a butt. I never really took it to heart because I knew I ate more than enough. I had a high metabolism and I was always active. I did cheerleading for years, then ran cross country and track in high school. In college I kept running, and took up rock climbing. I graduated high school at 100 lbs. In college I joined ROTC, and, worried I wouldn't make the minimum weight for the PT test, starting eating fat-heavy foods like cottage cheese regularly.
When I started gaining weight, especially in my legs and butt area, I was like "woah, cool! Finally!"

Unfortunately, chronic bronchitis caused by increased allergies resulted in a cracked rib. Anyone who's had a cracked bone can tell you that there is no way you are going to run without serious pain. To be completely honest, walking and even opening doors hurt like crazy. And cracked ribs take a long time to heal. So while my workout habits changed, my eating habits didn't.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Summer of Changes

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This is a summer of changes.

My sister moved into my mom's.
Mom isn't teaching summer school.
I got a kitten!

School changes:
New classroom (will post before and after pictures once I've set it up).
Multiple staff changes at work (people leaving, switching subjects, rooms, etc).
I'll be teaching Leadership! Ack! 
Super excited for some new routines and procedures for both leadership and yearbook.
I also won't be teaching mainstream English anymore. I am officially an electives teacher. (Sort of - my electives are all English-based electives, haha). 

Also! Just got some new technology to play with (both at home and at school!) so I should be able to blog more efficiently soon.

Things I plan to blog about soon:
One Little Word
My kitten
Google for Education
21 Day Fix

Ok. Just wanted to say hi, I'm alive, and changes are occurring! 

Despite it having been 5 years since I started this blog, I feel the title and theme not only still fits, but fits more than ever. I don't know if it's a generational thing, or a personal thing... But the more I learn,  the more I feel lost. And while I'm not in the "middle of nowhere" I started, I am definitely still in limbo.

But I'm ready for some changes. I'm ready to continue on this journey through limbo. 
We'll get through this together.

Ciao for now.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Almost Thirty in the Tech Age

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About three years ago I was lamenting the lack of acceptable singles in my area, and how hard it was to meet people outside of work now that college was over. He showed me a dating app he was using called OkCupid, explained it to me, and I scoffed at it.

He's now engaged to a girl he met a month on the app a month after that conversation.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Let that Fish Climb

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I've been seeing a lot of this comic, or similar sentiment recently. It's mostly being used as propaganda against standardized testing. And while I'm not necessarily a fan of standardized testing, or at least of the way it's used in this country, wielded as a tool to judge students and teachers alike, I've come to the realization that I don't agree with this sentiment.

Not one bit.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Subscription Boxes

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Subscription Boxes are the new craze and it seems like everyone has to have them! From Birchbox to Lootcrate, there are choices for makeup, Japanese snacks, video games, doggie treats, and so much more! The idea is that you pay a fee per month and every month a package shows up at your door filled with awesomeness. Now, I love packages. And, to be honest, I love fads. So I wanted in on this. I scoured the internet for different boxes that would suit me (and there were upwards of a thousand) but I came to the conclusion I didn't need 5 new pieces of jewelry every month (I barely wear what I have) or a sampling of beauty products I will never use, or a new lipstick in every shade imaginable. So I gave up looking.

And then. My friend Sarah tagged me in a random post on Instagram. @earthcookiecreates was offering something called a "Jane Box" and my friend, knowing my love of Jane Austen, though I'd be interested. Boy was I interested. So I bought one. Not a normal subscription box because it was a one-time offer, but it ended up being my gateway in.


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