Being Normal

Did you ever hear the phrase “people who are often bored tend to be the most boring people”? What’s one thing that everybody desires, but detests at the same time? Being “normal.” Normal means you’re acceptable. Normal also means you’re boring. Hm… FITTING IN FEELS GOOD There’s no doubt that life is easier when you’re accepted by those around you. Fitting in with any group is not only comfortable, but rewarding: It reminds you that you’re cool enough that people actually want to be in your presence. Not only that,…

Teacher

I knew nothing could ever truly prepare me for teaching. A year ago, I couldn’t really imagine myself at the head of a classroom with twenty or so children and tweens (Tween.. I really do actually hate that word but it won the race to my conscious thought over pre-teen.) and yet here I am. I spent the day before a nervous wreck, anxiously worrying about my lesson plan and presentation. That anxiety followed me all the way into the building and into the classroom. I arrived an hour before…