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If those yearbooks could talk…


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Remember them? Remember the agony of choosing the appropriate quote to go under your senior photo in that high school yearbook? I recall hours of searching movie lines, lyrics and quotes to find one that I thought worked best. And then there was that question that would accompany your photo…’where do you see yourself in ten years’? Seriously? How on earth could I know that answer at seventeen years old and would there be any possibility it would be true in a decade? I certainly couldn’t foresee a teaching career and full on career change, a love of travel, life on two coasts, freelancing or a spouse from the other side of the world. Read the rest of this entry

Stories from a special Segway spin



“An adventure doesn’t have to be dangerous…just try something new” – Michael Watson

I can’t stand the term ‘bucket list’! I understand lists, I’m the personality type who loves them. I comprehend A lists, B lists, C lists and so on and even the when I’m over 65 list, but ‘bucket list’ makes me crazy! No matter. I am a girl who makes lists and regardless of title, significance, importance or number, I think riding a Segway was on one of mine. And, if you’re anything like me, the satisfaction that comes from ticking something off the list is almost as exhilarating as the list item itself. Segway ridden…check! Read the rest of this entry

To Dance…


Journeys are often the best teachers. There are moments of certainty and uncertainty, struggle and triumph, learning and growth but it’s the moments in between that teach so much. The magic in the middle, the lessons learned you never before realized and the friendships made along the way-these all matter. I’m not sure when my journey began, but I’m certain that I’m on one and have met many memorable people along the way. While teaching, there are those you know you’ve impacted but hundreds maybe even thousands more of whom you’ll never know your impact. I believe it’s the same thing in life. Social media has made it more possible to connect with those from the past and link to those you’ve just met, but it seems that somewhere on our journeys, if it’s meant to do so, paths will cross again for a reason. Who knows if we ever really know the reason, but the gifts we get from those crossing paths are often priceless. How lucky we are if we get to experience that.

“Forever is composed of nows” -Emily Dickinson Read the rest of this entry