A friend of mine told me some privy information never meant for my ears to hear about 3 weeks ago and it left me feeling more self conscious and vulnerable than I had felt in a pretty good while. I’ve done my best to stick that incident in File 13 in my brain and move… Continue reading Creating Needed Distance
Like light on life; still joy, glistening gratitude for the little things. I started back to work today after being sick for a week. I saw my little class I had nurtured for the last 2 3/4 months…it’s bittersweet because I think of all the fun things I wanted to do with them (eat outside,… Continue reading Captured
Currently stuck between two illness, I received a phone call today for a potential Child Life Specialist job. It’s like this whole new possibility emerges, this new potential life that I’ve been hunting down for the last 10 months. I’ve come to the small discovery that you can do and be many things in your… Continue reading The Guiding Light
This week I have to prep my 3, 4 and 5 year old special education students for an active shooter/lockdown drill. Pause. The key words are: run, hide, fight. We will be hiding, within a locked closet, within a locked and barricaded room, with the lights off. This is our reality.
In the year of 2017, this blog has shone a small light on some of the darkest and hopeless seasons of this past summer and fall. A picture window view of life following the devastation of Harvey and the plight of fighting for friendships. A glimpse into the dog eat dog world of job applications… Continue reading Goodbye 2017
My best friend and I had the random opportunity to go to lunch together today because we both worked a funeral Mass. She absolutely wanted Chinese and I did too, so we went to a local favorite. It’s been a long time since we’ve just sat and shared a meal together (the broccoli and beef… Continue reading Chinese Food & Trust
Another shift in the paradigm of job applications and responses. The “magic carpet” I had been cruising on was pulled out from under my feet….again. I’m not moving forward in the interview process; I’m so mentally and emotionally drained; jobs + Harvey + moving + Grandma = emotionally exhausted Kathryn. I can’t even…and to top… Continue reading Shift Again