General thoughts on life and everything it entails... I am a high school teacher and law student with a relentless love for travel. I spend my time trying to balance responsibility with family and friends.
The German rainbow of beer
I don't love beer. I know, crazy. However, Germany has some very interesting beers. Tonight I have devised a personal taste test of some of the most colorful beers I found at the store...
Pink, red, green, purple...
And this one, which I think might be pinecone. Who knows. It's Germany.
I will drink each one and review them separately, just for the heck of it....
Yesterday, I used this sad llama to show how I felt about leaving my students
Today... I don't know... I have to try to find a sadder llama. I don't know if there's a better embodiment of my heartbreak than Kuzco sitting in the rain as a sad llama.
Maybe a sad elephant.
Yeah - just imagine the saddest thing ever. If you aren't crying - here's a BuzzFeed article to help start the tears. Read that and then come back to me.
Ok? Are you crying now? Because I am. I didn't even have to reread that article. Just finding the link made me a little misty. Don't judge. It's been a rough day.
Today started like any other normal day. Actually, it started earlier than most normal days because I had to get all my grades finalized so I went in early.
Before school even started, my neighbor came in to give me goodbye treats. They were amazing and I ate way to many of them. Again - this is a no judging post. She gave me a sweet card and I started crying. Ye…
I saw half of my students for the last time - since my school is on a block schedule, I only see my students every other day, making today the last time I will see many of them.
That also makes today the first real slap-in-the-face reality of leaving the classroom. I have been a teacher for 10 years, plus some student teaching and that weird year in China, so... let's call it 12 - which is the same age as many of my students. I have been a teacher since before most of my students could walk, or talk. To them, it is a lifetime.
And I guess in many ways, it's a lifetime for me, too.
For the past ten years, I have woken up every day and gone into a room of young people where I was expected to be the smartest person in there -- or at least the one that knew what was going on...
Usually that was the case...
However, that wasn't always how it went.
Teaching is much harder than I ever thought it would be. I also like it a lot more…
I haven't written anything for quite a while. Largely, that's because I spent the past (almost year) focusing on finishing law school, graduating, and passing the bar. Fortunately for me (and my husband), I did all of those things. Yay me!
However, I've had a lot on my mind lately and I decided it was time to let it all out.
**warning - this is kind of long and ranty and mild profanity does appear in this post**
I'm going to vote tomorrow morning. I like voting. It makes me feel like I'm a part of something bigger than myself. Nevada, fortunately, has early voting, which means I can go to the mall, get a corndog, and vote with very little fuss. Voting on actual election day is kind of a pain, and I like this 21st century mall-based system I live in.
Like most people, I'm not shy about who I'm voting for in the election.
Over the past year, I've had mixed anxiety levels about a "President Trump" world. Fortunately, as of now, I feel I c…