All of these items hang on my shoulders, forearms, wrists. The collection also includes my lunch bag and the drinking vessel that contains my caffeinated beverage of the day. Sometimes my laptop bag is hanging on for dear life on the tip of one of my fingers. The all important 40 oz Hydro Flask is also either crammed in the teacher bag or hanging on to a different finger, testing the limits of strength and flexibility. Heaven forbid I should become dehydrated during this awkward, imbalanced walk across the parking lot.More
I'm Jenn. I am a wife, a mother and an elementary school teacher in the burbs of the SF Bay Area where I was born and raised. I've had a love of writing ever since I could remember. The pages and volumes and journals that I created back then were never saved because I didn't think the content was important. Now that I have paper shredder regret, I'm trying again.
I started this blog as a way to organize my thoughts, simplify my life, and learn whatever I can along the way. It seems that the same teaching point keeps coming up: STOP MAKING PILES OF THINGS THAT I WILL GET TO “LATER”! I will literally lose money if I keep piling.More
How can I be expected to teach third graders all about writing stamina and “the heart of the story” when I don’t even practice it regularly myself? (yet). Oops, it seems that I’ve been pretending a bit. It’s time to make it right.More