Behind Bars

There was a group of people I’d never really considered – prisoners. In my eyes, they were people who simply deserved what they got for committing their crimes. After all, I reasoned, it’s pretty simple. If you don’t want to go to jail, make the choice to not do what will send you there.

I also had never truly considered the damage that could be done to a person in childhood. Continue reading “Behind Bars”

Introvert, Teacher, Mom

Today is the last day of summer vacation. Tomorrow I’ll return to my teaching job, for my 28th year.

I’m already feeling the conflict.

The combination of introvert, teacher, and mom is a tough one. I read a great blog post on why teaching is a draining career choice for introverts. Here’s one called Why Introverted Teachers are Burning Out. Many of us teachers who are introverted daydream of doing something like sitting alone in a room, sorting things and not having to talk to anyone.

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