Other Stuff, Teaching

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?

Fashion

Arula: New Store Name, Same Great Experience

The surprise is out… as of today, A’Beautiful Soul is now Arula. The Mid-Size and Plus Size sister brand of Altar'd State has been hinting of a change on the horizon for a few weeks. Well, the website has been launched and storefronts have been rebranded to reflect the new moniker. The marketing team is… Continue reading Arula: New Store Name, Same Great Experience

Book Reviews

Body Positive Book Reviews: Fat Chance, Charlie Vega

The summer reading binge continues with another Fat Positive YA fiction novel. This summer, I have really been focusing on reading books that will add diversity to our school library. Whether they be the voices of diverse bodies, genders, religions, ethnicities, or socioeconomic backgrounds... representation is important! I am so glad to be sharing, Fat… Continue reading Body Positive Book Reviews: Fat Chance, Charlie Vega

Travel

Adventures in the Kingdom of Jordan

"It seems that the more places I see and experience, the bigger I realize the world to be. The more I become aware of, the more I realize how relatively little I know of it, how many places I still have to go, how much there is to learn" -Anthony Bourdain I love to travel!… Continue reading Adventures in the Kingdom of Jordan