Word of the Year 2017

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Dearest reader,

To be honest, I don’t know what day it is number-wise or day-of-the-week-wise. But I do know that we have entered a new year, and with a new year comes a new beginning. I’ve been hearing about other bloggers posting about this thing called a Word of the Year and I felt really inspired to do my own.  Continue reading

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How to Organize an Entire Semester

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I cannot wait to start preparing for my new semester. Back-to-school shopping makes me so happy, it’s no wonder I decided to become a teacher. I love gathering all the supplies and syllabi and writing down due dates and club meetings. This is the first thing I do every semester as soon as the syllabi for my classes becomes available. There’s something so satisfying to me scheduling and preparing for my new semester. Continue reading

Beginner’s Guide to Feminism

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Dearest reader,

 

I had no idea what feminism was a few years ago. I felt so stupid for not knowing what this was when so many people around me seemed to have strong opinions on it. 

Two years ago I graduated high school. A few months later I was thrust into college, where I began to learn things that public education would have never even began to cover. In a few of my classes, we discussed France’s ban on hijabs and burqas (you can read more about it here in the Huffington Post article). Since this is a religious topic and there is a ‘separation’ of church and state, we would have been extremely limited in this discussion at my high school. In classes ranging from child development to English 104, we also discussed LGBTQ+ rights and their impacts on communities and families. Being extremely interested in these topics myself, I did self research after class. The articles and news reports I found introduced me to feminism, an interest I take part in which has only been furthered as my college career continues. Continue reading

September Finance Report

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One of the things that I want to do in life is be able to manage my money smartly. I come from a household that didn’t have the money to budget – we lived paycheck to paycheck. So budgeting was not something I grew up doing. When I made my first budget, I thought that it was too easy and that I had done something wrong. It wasn’t that I had done something wrong, it’s just that I need to think about a few more things to add in order to become more financially aware.

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