A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood [no spoilers]

I heard this movie was good before I saw it and I intentionally didn't research it. Sure it was a bit nostalgic for me, but even if you've never seen Mr Rogers while growing up, this is still a great movie. Tom Hanks was phenomenal. And I think lately there have been so many things [...]

Weekly Wellness Post

This will be short because I'm exhausted. Today I worked at the inpatient drug and alcohol rehab center and sometimes I expect chaos. Today is one of those days (one of many) I was humbled and proven wrong. Everyone was so nice and shared powerful things in group. And when I took patients to an [...]

Most Comfortable at a Distance

I can see the glowing lights I can see them every night Really not that far away I could be there in a day I wonder if you live there still I kind of think you always will If I tried, you'd probably be Hard to find. Teaching is such s humbling experience, especially when [...]

Good Mentorship

Is so invaluable. Especially when you don't feel like any of your fears, worries, or other emotions were really heard growing up. My best mentors can tell me when I'm overreacting and I don't take offense to it because of their delivery. It's so refreshing. To be validated but then also given another perspective in [...]

Triumphant

This conference went infinitely better than my last. Not only was I talking about a topic I'm passionate about, but I was totally comfortable with the situation. So that was great and I'm proud that I pushed through my anxiety to contribute some substantial stuff to the forensic presentation about sex offenders Love that stuff. [...]

Last month of the year

This year has been insane in a lot of ways. I've grown so much personally and professionally. My circle has thinned and I'm ok with almost all of those changes. Sometimes when you're an intense person like I am you can't stand surface level connection or friendships. I keep people who offer me shallow connection [...]

This week is going to be a doozy

I want to try to blog every day in December. Not sure how that will go, but what the heck. I'll try. The semester is winding down. I present at a forensics conference Tuesday. Teach Thursday and work Friday ... but I'm anxious about Friday apparently for a dumb reason: I have to wear a [...]