Personal History

Why I went from a twenty-year career in education to working as a barista…

Teacher burnout is real, yo! “More than 41% of teachers leave the profession within five years of starting…” I can tell you that I wanted out of the profession before my five-year mark. Instead, I continued to teach, trying to find loopholes to have a reprieve in order to mentally and physically recuperate. I continued the fight day after… Read More Why I went from a twenty-year career in education to working as a barista…

Happiness, Self-Improvement

You Can Cultivate Personal Happiness

…whether or not you have depression. You can’t choose happiness… …no matter how many memes say that you can. You can’t choose your feelings…they just are. However, you can choose how you react, and you can choose to cultivate happiness. When suffering in the depths of depression, happiness isn’t just out of reach…it’s out of sight. The light of… Read More You Can Cultivate Personal Happiness

Bipolar

Keeping Your Emotions in Check

There is strength in understanding your emotions. I haven’t always been able to trust my own thoughts and feelings. I’ve had staunch thoughts and feelings on a particular matter, and a week later they’d already be irrelevant because my thoughts and feelings have done a 180 flip (or flop). Confounding. How can my perception completely shift? Bipolar has this… Read More Keeping Your Emotions in Check