Mobile Minutes: #PittBound Part I


Get it!
Darco and I have embarked on a holiday journey. Currently on route to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to see friends.
Also listening to throwback music from high school and college.
I love my road trips with this awesome lady.
Reality is we fell in love over coffee and random road journey’s.
Why stop what works?

-D-

#getyourpraiseon


I finally had a rough day. Everyone has off days, and today one of my classes had that day.

However, after cross country practice I was able to talk it out with one of the first teachers I met in 2013. She listened for nearly 50 minutes as I clamored on, listening intently to my stories. Even though we’re in the same school the sheer size keeps me from visiting.

I’m grateful for the opportunity this afternoon. It took a load off my shoulders, and allowed me to understand that we will all have off days.

-D-

Mobile Minutes: Defuse


All day at a softball tournament watching family play. My wife later tells me to go home and relax.

It’s a simple statement, but crazy sweet. The day after a week of school has come to be known as my desperate plea for rest. Teaching is rewarding, but exhausting.

-D-

XXXI: Bell Ringing & Tardies


I am blessed.

I’m just over a week into being an official teacher inside the school I’m currently with. It’s been a whirlwind of a month; from teacher orientation, room design and construction (literally), to the very first day of school. It’s easily a thought that I’ve processed on multiple days, but have concluded that the battery life in my keyboard wouldn’t last long enough for me to type out all of my thoughts in relation to this amazing experience.

Truly, the best way to sum it up is to say that I’m blessed. Continue reading

##getyourpraiseon


Irony: Coming from a school that didn’t offer cross country as a sport…only to become a cross country coach.

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Bonus Round Irony: Having a high school running partner during track season that eventually became a NCAA All American in cross country. Also a local middle school teacher and cross country coach.

-D-