Celebrating the small things

So as my first month of teaching comes to a close, I thought I’d take this time to reflect on good things and bad things… Good things:    Here is a list of things I’ve accomplished. Yeah for me!1. I just finished my second month of keeping track of my spending. That is huge.2. I’ve beefed […]

Meeting the parents…

Tonight was open house and I got to meet the parents. In general, it went very well. Several parents were very complimentary and said how their daughter liked me. That made me feel good. In other ways though, tonight made me feel even more nervous. These people are entrusting and paying me to teach their […]

Learning my lessons

Lessons Learned (Carrie Underwood)There’s some things that I regret, Some words I wish had gone unsaid, Some starts, That had some bitter endings, Been some bad times I’ve been through, Damage I cannot undo, Some things, I wish I could do all all over again, But it don’t really matter, Life gets that much harder, […]


so usually I find venting on my blog very therapeutic, but I’m afraid today it will be just whining. I will at least keep it short to hopefully make it less painful… 1. I feel unusually tired after having a lot of sleep last night. I’m starting to wonder if I’m beginning to have the […]

I love New Yorkers

I realize this maybe a more difficult place for more sensitive people to live, but I love it. It is tough and gritty, but enlivening. The pace of the city just gets into your blood and makes you strong. Once you’ve adapted to New York, you can thrive anywhere. And the heart of New York […]

Down with the Post Office

every since I moved to New York and became a permanent pedestrian, I’ve had a 9-5 life (which was new to me). While I love being 9-5, I now hate the post office. Basically, I can’t mail anything until Saturday. and then, they are only open until 1 on Saturday! 1 pm! So, for example, […]

Two things

Carrie Underwood’s song Just a Dream is the saddest song ever. too sad actually. I think I should delete in from my iTunes, because everytime it comes on, I skip it. And then this morning on the train, when it came on my iPod, I couldn’t skip it (as that would have required me to […]