Monthly Archives: September 2017

A Whole New Year- I am the Captain of my Soul

Be KIND. For everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. ūüíô
be kind
You never really know a person’s story. There are so many pieces to my story, my life. I try to project positivity because the world is hard enough. Hope that I can teach the next few generations that being a bystander in life is giving their implicit approval. Speak up, Show up, and NEVER give up.


The past year has proven to be a journey unto itself. Moved out to the country. Made moves to be able to work my dream job- cough cough- hard work pays off.  Let myself move on.  I gave myself some much needed grace.  I know that I deserve happiness.  I am bigger than my circumstances.  I am stronger than my circumstances.

Small Bucket List?

AP Seminar Certification

Teach US History


Style the Farmhouse

Family Trips

Now back to 2017.

So far I was able to get certified to teach AP Seminar, a spectacular new approach to teaching that is changing lives. ¬†I am teaching over 100 kind souls US History. ¬†I coached HS Varsity Track. ¬†Now I am the Head Coach of the Varsity Boy’s Soccer Team. My Farmhouse? ¬†Feels like home. Family trips were made to San Diego this summer and I relished in the sound of kids laughing, sand in my toes (and ear if we’re honest).


2017? 2017 has been one of the hardest years emotionally.

But through the pain, there grew tremendous opportunities, and pure joy.

Invictus Poem



Out of the night that covers me,
      Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
      For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
      I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
      My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
      Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
      Finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
      How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
      I am the captain of my soul.
Years ago I memorized this poem.  The power of words knows no bounds. Sometimes, just sometimes, you need to say the words until you believe them yourself. OVER and OVER.
I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.
What words helped you in your time of need? Would love to hear from you!

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High School Coach & Nutrition on the Run


The second quarter of the school year has just ended and this High School Coach is ready for a break! ¬†As a busy mother of two, AP Teacher, and Varsity Boy’s Soccer Coach my schedule is constantly in flux. ¬†Making sure that everyone has everything they need in the classroom, at home, and on the field is taxing. ¬†Check out how I have made sure I don’t crash during the 15 hour days I put in with teaching and then coaching.

Mom Soccer Coach- on the go

High School Varsity Soccer Coach

Every morning at 5AM I throw breakfast, lunch, and snacks into my teacher cooler and head out the door with coffee in hand. ¬†My car smells like the Soccer Field and the coffee in my hands helps just a bit… but good lord. ¬†With all of the brain power, mom power, and coaching power flowing throughout the day I can get pretty burned out. ¬†To stop the mid-day slump I grab one of the Dannon¬ģOikos¬ģ¬†Nonfat from my cooler I keep in my classroom.

Grab Nutrition On The Run


The¬†Dannon¬ģOikos¬ģ¬†Nonfat Yogurt Drinks come in packs of four and I am loving the Vanilla Flavor. ¬†There are¬†10g of Protein per 7 fl oz and Zero Added Sugar! ¬†I love that it is easy to grab on my weekly trip to Walmart. ¬†The four packs are easy to grab and store in my fridge.

High School Soccer Coach- Grab Nutrition On The Run

Dannon¬ģ Light & Fit¬ģ Nonfat Yogurt

I wanted to try the other new option this week before practice. ¬†The quarter was coming to an end (I teach at a Year-Round-Schedule School) grades were due, students were antsy, and the heat just won’t quit here in the Valley of the Sun. ¬†So I relished in the Strawberry¬†Dannon¬ģ Light & Fit¬ģ Nonfat Yogurt before coaching a field full of soccer players. ¬†Energy levels were maintained and I finished the week strong.


Coach-Grab Nutrition On The Run

 High School Varsity Coach

Check out this fabulous offer from¬†ibotta! ¬†Click HERE —-> ibotta Offer for Dannon Yogurt Drinks

I love being able to not hit that mid-day slump!  There is just no time for down time!

Oikos- Grab Nutrition On The Run

Keeping my Energy Levels High

How do you keep your energy levels high?!?

Would love to hear from you!

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