Mobile Minutes: Weight It Out

Maybe I need guidance?

Earlier this week the cross country season ended at school. That means running for me, with the students, ended as well.

Now, I’m struggling to continue my motivation. Pushing weights, running faster, and farther. Getting back into my own groove is proving not to be easy.

The good news is that my belt is on its last notch, meaning that I have lost weight during the season.

Perhaps I just need a new goal, something to strive for, I’m just not sure what it is.

Is it alright for me to take this week off? First time since we’ll before school started that I’ve not been running. Is that alright? Healthy?

Not sure, but a plan is certainly needed…this pizza tastes good.


XXXI: Old Friend

Hello old friend.

Life slows down for no one; this is the concept that I’ve learned to embrace over the past week, month, and year. Interestingly enough, this time a year ago I was asked by an administrator if I’d stay, as a sub, for a teacher-in-service day at the school that I had been a substitute teacher in for a few weeks. Continue reading

Mobile Minutes: Teacher Cash

Two strange things about my first teaching paycheck:

1. My students applauded the news as if I was a victor of the Hunger Games. It’s as if they knew how painful a month without pay really was.

2. First purchase? A set of black ink pens (G2’s) that I opened similar to a pack of aged Cuban’s. I pulled one out and proceeded to place the rest in my storage closet and lock the door.

I’m transitioning wonderfully.


Mobile Minutes: All Night

Turns out even sleeping pills can’t keep one asleep.

Up and moving by 5:00 AM. Out the door by 5:30 AM. Life is just like that. I get excited and nervous about school, so I wind up waking up early.

Add that with the knowledge of moving next month into a crazy blessing of a house that I couldn’t even dream up, and it just asks for a restless night.

Dearest reader, starting at the end of October, for the first time ever, I’m going to have my own washer and dryer!

Here’s to short nights, insane blessings, and exciting Monday’s!



Originally it was an apartment that approved us for moving.
Then we checked on a duplex north of the city on a lake.
…and the apartment offer was blown out of the water (pun intended).
-Washer & Dryer
-Full Basement
-Back Yard
-Front Yard
-Two Car Garage
-In The Country
-Near 15 miles worth of trails
-Two minutes to the lake
-2.5 baths
-2 bedrooms
-High ceilings

Cost: Less than the apartment with potential opportunity to own.




Against just about every odds within the realm of humanity Darco and I were approved for an apartment last night.
1 mile from her store (also equates to 1 mile away from Starbucks for me).
3 miles from my school.
10 minutes from our grocery store.

Move in date is October 28th.
Let the good times roll.