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You’re Making My Dreams Come True

When my students challenged me back in 2014 to post an #OOTD (Outfit of the Day) to my social accounts each day, I never realized it was going to become a whole thing. I mean, it was a joke to me... just something I did to be funny. But then, people started paying attention, asking… Continue reading You’re Making My Dreams Come True

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44 Things I Have Learned In 44 Years

As of today, I have been alive for 16,071 days. That's right... today is my 44th birthday. I’ve had 16,071 opportunities to navigate the world, learn, grow, make some noise, and try to do something that matters. I have filled my story with characters and lessons that help complete my narrative. I’ve filled my chapters… Continue reading 44 Things I Have Learned In 44 Years

Fandom, Other Stuff

Bounce To The Beat Of Your Own Drum

Have you watched Vivo on Netflix? The latest film from Sony Pictures Animation is a vibrant, sweet, and at times sad (why do cartoons always gotta do that to me?!) tale of a little kinkajou on a journey to deliver an important song from Havana to Miami. Plus, it features an incredible, upbeat score, penned… Continue reading Bounce To The Beat Of Your Own Drum

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Why Am I A Teacher?

Teaching... sigh... what will it be like to teach in 2021? In just two short weeks, I will start my 21st year as a music educator. As a fresh-faced, college graduate, this point in my career seemed to be light years away... but here we are. I'm now one of the "old people" in the… Continue reading Why Am I A Teacher?