Note: I wrote this in late December right before I moved into my first house! I remember when I moved back to the DC area in 2011, feeling so unsettled. I felt alone, like I didn’t have a support system. I didn’t have my got-to restaurants. Everything felt so uncomfortable. You would think for someone … More Oh the Places I’ve lived!
Yesterday a colleague questioned my informal style of communicating with the parents of my students. (I address parents with their first names in emails and sign off with my first name.) My colleague, however, reminded me that when we go to see other professionals like Doctors, we use Dr. Last Name to address them. Why … More What’s in a Name Anyway?
For two days leading up the New York trip, I sat in anxiety. I was to go with a friend I knew well, a friend I knew and a friend of a friend I had never met. Being the people-pleaser, a trait I work so hard to keep in check, I worried about it all: … More That was Easy
When I was 19, I got the chance to begin two of my dreams simultaneously–to be a dancer and to be a singer. As it turned out, my boss at the dance studio also did private voice lessons. I went to her house weekly and learned all about getting color in my voice. She pushed … More Epic