28 September 2016
Wow! I have really let this blog go. Forgive me. If you only knew, you would understand. Trust me on that. Of course, I am sure I will write about my last two, tortuous years (out of fifteen) working in the public school system and the sheer hell of it all, but I think, for now, it would only be reliving the trauma. I have no desire to focus on that now. But it’s a story that definitely needs to be told. And have no worries, it WILL be told.
So, let’s start anew! There is so much to share. “We have so much time and so little to do. Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it.” I am sure you recognize the reference. One of my favorite movies.
“Welcome, my friends. Welcome to my chocolate factory.”
Good to be back.
Welcome to a place to share research on a variety of topics, to share ideas, to disseminate information that is informative (and hopefully, helpful), as well as a place to post, blog, and anything else that might strike my fancy (that IS what a blog is all about, isn’t it?). A melting pot of information on a multitude of topics.
“Genetics loads the gun and environment pulls the trigger.”~Francis Collins
I am ME!
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”~Oscar Wilde
I am also a school psychologist, animal rescuer, animal welfare proponent, educational advocate, dog mommy, doggie foster mommy, humane educator, philosophy fan, avid reader, student of Buddhism, among others. Someone with a rabid thirst for knowledge and a love of research. I hope to share information on a variety of topics that are of interest as well as share a laugh, a musing, a thought…anything goes!
Thank you for visiting!
“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.”-Buddha
Just as Jason will probably never know how much I was impacted by our conversation (and my gratitude to him for taking time out of his busy schedule to do so), it just goes to show that you never know how your words (good or bad) will affect someone else. As it happened, just after Jason and I met, I had something life-altering happen to me that could have changed the trajectory of my life as it related to my career. While most would definitely not consider it something positive, I was able to turn it around and make that one of the most positive experiences in my life. In addition to my own views and beliefs, I fell back on a few resources and comments Jason made (and I am sure he didn’t think anything we spoke about would have an impact). In honor of that, here’s some inspirational Mraz:
“If it’s a broken part, replace it
But, if it’s a broken arm then brace it
If it’s a broken heart then face it
And hold your own
Know your name
And go your own way
And everything will be fine
Everything will be fine.” JM
Live righteously…” JM