09.04.2018 If I sit and think about it for too long, I start to get that feeling. The one where my chest feels like someone is pressing on it and the feeling of not breathing travels up to my throat until I have to actually think about breathing otherwise I might suffocate...yeah, that feeling. And then I … Continue reading That Feeling
07.21.2018 As I write this, it's Saturday, July 21. We arrived here on Wednesday, July 18. That makes it about 3 days since we have been living in our new home, far across the Pacific Ocean, about 2,700 miles away from our original home. I have never lived anywhere else in my life and now, … Continue reading Finding Our Way
05.01.2018 Today is May 1st. In Hawaiʻi, we celebrate May Day today! "Wear a lei, give a lei," we like to say. Almost every school here has some type of May Day performance. I am struck, once again, by how lucky I am to work at the same school my kids attend, since this means … Continue reading May Day is Lei Day in Hawaiʻi
04.24.2018 Today I turn 38. Happy Birthday to me. Last night, my husband and I were talking about birthdays. He was trying to explain, from his view, why birthdays weren't that big a deal. During our conversation he said, "You know, to me, my birthday isn't that important. It's just another day." I thought about … Continue reading Just Another Day…To Celebrate!
04.17.2018 Anxiously waiting. What to do? Many questions. Did you check the mail? Anxiously waiting. What will we do? Still questions. Any job offers?