My Something Beautiful

Happy 18th Birthday Kam! If I am speaking honestly, I was never really sure about becoming a mother. As a girl I always loved babies but I never had dreams of being a mother. I wasn’t sure if I would be a good mother, and I also thought I would spend my twenties traveling the…

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Dominica, Not The Dominican Republic

No, I have nothing against the Dominican Republic but so many people are unaware that the beautiful unspoiled small island of Dominica exists. Dominica sits between the French islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique. If you are cruising on one of the smaller ships Dominica is a sweet stop I would highlight recommend. This is not…

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Reflect, Relax and Recharge

As another school year comes to a close I try to reflect on my professional growth and development, what I learned and address the issues that plain pissed me off. The fact is this year was very difficult because I saw my opinion of the field of education change. It is amazing what you are…

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God Bless The Graduates

As we spread the word about mental illness this month, start with those you love, especially the children. Are they ok? Have you seen drastic changes in their behavior, excessive sleeping, sadness or withdrawal from activities they love? Working in a high school has provided me with the opportunity to understand the complexity of the…

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Beach Bum & Bellows

  Bellows Air Force Station sits on picturesque Waimanalo beach, but it is hidden to the naked eye if you aren’t a service member or don’t know its location. Seems like this portion of the beach is military property but I am not certain, all I know is that it is an amazing post if…

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My Advice for Un-Nerved Moments in Greece

So after all of the lovely pictures, spectacular views, shopping and amazing food, what happens if that isn’t the experience every day? Or better yet, what do you do when problems arise? The first thing you do is prepare yourself with the understanding that shit happens. You just flew halfway around the world to another…

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Illusions of Beauty

What is beauty? Some say it’s in the eye of the beholder, the structure of your face, the placement of each inherited character trait.  Some find beauty in the shape of the eyes, the color of skin, fullness of lips, texture of hair but what are our eyes really seeing? Surface level beauty, we are…

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