What If

Have you ever wondered what your life would be like if only you had_____? Have you ever wondered what your life would be like if you stayed in a relationship with_____? Have you ever wondered what your life would be like if you went to college, stayed in college, or…

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Jury Duty – Honor or Inconvenience?

Jury Box Photo

“I am so excited! Look what I just received in the mail – A JURY SUMMONS!!!!!” These are words that are never spoken, by anyone, well at least, not anyone that I know. Are you kidding me? or Seriously? are some of the responses that I’ve uttered out loud, as I’ve…

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First School Day (Again)

Good morning! Good morning! Good morning! Good morning! Good morning! You get the idea, right? At the beginning of every school day, this is the greeting that I give each student as they walk into the classroom. Thirty faces pass me by. A few reply with the same greeting. Some…

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Teachers Are Lucky

Image by Diane GP

I’m free! That’s the feeling that most teachers have at the end of the school year. Ironically, reflection, exhaustion and self-doubt encompass that feeling, as well. So, technically, we are not really free. Teachers don’t necessarily share those feelings as often though, except with other teachers. The mind of a teacher…

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Di’s Mind #1

© Diane Galvez-Parker

Today is the first of a blog series that I can only describe as Di’s Mind. You never know when it will show up, but I can guarantee you that it will give some insight into the hodgepodge of thoughts running through my head at any given time. Since attending…

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For Free

Image by Diane Galvez-Parker

I have three questions for you in regards to your passion/calling/purpose in life. 1) Why do you work? Pay the bills necessary for survival (need vs. want) Save for a bigger home, car or other material items in the “want” category Save for retirement Pay or save for college Get…

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