being brave · childhood · comfort zone · introvert · life lessons · memories · sense of adventure · taking chances · taking risks · think outside the box · work in progress

“Have courage, and be kind”

Have you ever noticed that we take more risks as children than as adults?  Why is that?  For some reason, I was struck by this and began thinking about it as it related to myself. I know this isn’t true of everyone, but it certainly seems true for me.  In thinking about some of the “risks” I’ve… Continue reading “Have courage, and be kind”

adult ESL · advice · class pets · Edna Mode · Edna Mode lessons · introvert · Jane Dough · Jeffrey · life lessons · public speaking · reset · sourdough · sourdough starter · Teacher Talk · teaching · work in progress


Que sera sera.  Whatever will be, will be.  My students haven’t been taking good care of Jane Dough and Jeffrey, I decided to hit the reset button and try again.  I removed large portions of both sourdough cultures, leaving behind 100g of each with the hope this will rally them to be more responsible.  I suppose this is part of… Continue reading Reset

All Hands and the Cook · comfort zone · cooperative · cooperative business · graduation speech · introvert · public speaking · work in progress

An introvert speaks!

Public speaking is outside the realm of my comfort zone.  Yes, I’m a teacher but I don’t view that as public speaking.  It’s just what I do.  However, speaking outside the classroom gives me anxiety and nervousness like you wouldn’t believe.  Fluttering butterflies are replaced by a terrifying shyness that I attribute to my introvertedness.… Continue reading An introvert speaks!