Latest posts from Hawai'i

Jun 01 2011

Let’s Get Down and Dirty

It’s the end of the second day of induction and its likely most of the corps members are in bed getting ready for morning interviews with possible school placements. For me, I’m a little bit tired but feel like some deep down reflection of all the feelings I’ve had in the past 48 hours will…

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May 31 2011

So Blessed

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May 30 2011

First Steps

Right now I’m sitting in the airport about an hour early for my flight ready for my adventure to begin. Not surprisingly I didn’t get too much sleep and that of which I got was not of great quality. My emotions and heartbeat are a little off today, as I usually prefer to be Calm. Cool. Have…

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Oct 06 2010


À cœur vaillant rien d’impossible. Nothing is impossible for a willing heart. La coeur … French translation: ‘the heart’. I am a little bit disappointed in myself that this is only my second blog post, my first and only post having been nearly 5 months ago, but sometimes you need just the right inspiration to…

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May 10 2010

And so it begins …

Here, I sit … the date: May 10. Induction is rapidly approaching being just a mere 3 weeks away! Time has flown by so quickly over the last few months leaving me somewhat in disbelief. I have awaited this moment for so long and here I am standing on the brink of the next 2…

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May 17 2009

the staff

Just a quick note about TFA as an organization and people on staff: They are all so enthusiastic and helpful and smart. I really feel like I’m being guided through this difficult process, making it so much easier. They all know how difficult it is, having been through it themselves. I just can’t express how…

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May 08 2009

one down…

Praxis I – Done done and done. Yes, there were 3 tests that I took in one sitting. By the time I got to the last 30-minute test, the written essay portion, my brain was pretty fried. After sitting there for 4 hours, why would they make me do that part LAST? I’m so anxious…

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Apr 29 2009

praxis madness

signed up for the praxis I and II today. Now i have my share of studying to do. my motivation: I HAVE TO PASS.

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Apr 26 2009

starting out

This last week has been a whirlwind, with getting accepted to TFA and accepting my assignment to teach secondary math in Hawaii. I have my ticket and I have boxes scattered through my apartment. So I guess it’s official: goodbye LA (at least for my two years in the corps). Well, I still have a…

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Oct 20 2008


So…..I took my kids to lunch and ran back to my classroom to get prepped for the rest of the day. Sitting behind my desk, typing away at the computer, I see something out of the corner of my eye. Assuming it was a large gecko or cockroach of some kind, I prepared myself for…

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