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An Open Letter to Myself

Do you ever allow the uncertainties of your future to impact your present? You probably do. As a military wife, one of the easiest times to do this is when you know the orders are coming soon. For my husband and me, we thought we already had those orders, and now I find myself dwelling […]

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Across Thirteen Augusts

Back in August 2006 I was thrilled to be overwhelmed with a slightly nervous excitement. It was near impossible for me to understand the full impact of accepting a job in my chosen career field–elementary education. I was going to be a first grade teacher! I was a teacher. I was helping my students. I […]

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Redefining Home

When I was five years old, my family relocated for my father’s company consolidation. In preparing for my first ever move, I told my mom that I didn’t want to go because I didn’t want to leave my best friend. She was understandably confused. She really couldn’t pinpoint one friend that was my favorite or […]

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