Dear 2018 – An Open Letter

Dear 2018, Wow. I cannot believe I am sitting here typing out this letter. Although the year has once again flew by quickly, I cannot help but feel that this year has dragged on ever so slowly as well. But yet here I am today, one day until the beginning of a brand new year.... Continue Reading →

22 Days of Thanks Day 13

As I reflect upon the series of events that have been taking place in my life, I cannot help but be amused at how life is playing out. With this in mind, on this thirteenth day of thanks, I give thanks to timing. Yes, I know this is a bit similar to Day 1, but I... Continue Reading →

22 Days of Thanks Days 10-12

Aloha mai kākou e nā hoa 🙂 E kala mai! Deepest apologies for not posting these past couple of days! (although in complete honesty, you all were probably grateful for the couple of days without seeing any posts from me!) Even though I missed a couple of days, I will try my best to condense... Continue Reading →

22 Days of Thanks Day 9

It's so difficult to reflect and to write something positive and full of thanks when I'm feeling the exact opposite. Today was definitely a frustrating day, and as much as I would like to release these feelings of frustration and anger out of my system, a part of me continuously holds onto these emotions. It... Continue Reading →

22 Days of Thanks Day 7 (Teaching Diaries)

On this seventh day of thanks, I am thankful for my volunteer days at Mayor Wright Housing. I have been volunteering for a little over a year already with Hawaiʻi Literacy. This program works with people living in low-income housing to improve on their reading and writing skills. I specifically volunteer with the Family Literacy... Continue Reading →

22 Days of Thanks Day 6

There's so much I want to say about today, but I just can't find the words to describe it.'s not that. The words are screaming out in my head...but it's not the right time to say them yet. I know I had promised to be completely honest in these blog posts, but sometimes it's... Continue Reading →

22 Days of Thanks Day 5

Man, today was such a good day! Today's post will definitely have more than one thing to be grateful for as I reflect upon this day. I am grateful for good days at work (aka the days I teach first grade). My first grade babies are such sweethearts, and my heart is always filled with... Continue Reading →

22 Days of Thanks Day 4

Aloha pumehana kākou 🙂 As this relaxing weekend comes to a close, I feel this is the perfect timing to reflect upon today and to show more appreciation in my life. On this fourth day of thanks, I am appreciative of new beginnings. When one door closes, another door opens. Although I am always super... Continue Reading →

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