“She did not need much, wanted very little. A kind word, sincerity, fresh air, clean water, a garden, kisses, books to read, sheltering arms, a cozy bed, and to love and be loved in return.”—Starra Neely Blade (via creatingaquietmind)
Reached this scary moment where it hits me, is this what I want for the rest of my life?
Can I see myself growing old with this guy?
Do we have the same sense of humor?
Is my life going to be boring?
Am I going to be happy?
The scary part is, I don’t have the answers to these questions.
All I do know is, I have found a great guy who I know will support me in everything I do and will provide me with the love I desire. He will always have my back.
Yeah, sometimes he’s not exciting. And yeah, sometimes I wish we did more together/went more places together. And yeah, I wish he was a bit more outgoing and assertive.
But I will not change him because I do not want to.
I love how caring and sweet he is. How he remembers the little things I say because he genuinely wants my happiness. His intellect on subjects I have no idea about and that he can teach me something new.
All of these thoughts were sparked by a comment my dad made…”If you get married, I don’t think you are going to be smiling and laughing throughout your marriage. He seems too stiff.”
My boyfriend is super nervous around my parents and therefore doesn’t really talk or open up…but that is just how he is when he is nervous. I, on the other hand, talk too much when I am nervous.
Sometimes, I wish I was just a spectator in my classroom so I could fully immerse in who my students really are. I get too caught up in doing a billion things at once, as a teacher, I forget to cherish the little souls in my room.
During a crazy moment where I was handling a bazillion things at once, she came and asked me if she could have some water…in English. This was the first time she ever did that and I didn’t acknowledge it. I only realized it after the fact.
I just want you to know that one of your recent posts (the one about going after what makes you happy and being in charge of your happiness) has been really helpful to me. Your words inspired me and im really thankful that they popped up on my dash. I'll be holding them close to my heart for the next couple of days. thank you
That is so awesome of you to say, thank you! I am glad it was inspiring to you. It means a lot knowing my words have helped someone…your message made my day. :)
When someone lectures/yells at my kids. I’m very protective of my kiddos and my heart hurts anytime someone raises their voice at them.
For example, they were kind of loud at the cafeteria today which is to be expected because that’s one of the only times they can talk and I heard one of the aides blow her whistle and just go off at them. It took every ounce of my power not to go up there.
“So, what if, instead of thinking about solving your whole life, you just think about adding additional good things. One at a time. Just let your pile of good things grow.”—Attachments, Rainbow Rowell (via psych-facts)
This is your Sunday evening reminder that you can handle whatever this week throws at you. Even if school, work or general life isn’t okay, you’ll get through it because you are damn strong and amazing.