Built to Last – When you’re not “trending”…

I really really really didn’t want to have a Pinterest wedding. That is not to say that I didn’t go to Pinterest for ideas or inspiration to share with Josh and our vendors, but I did not want to have the kind of wedding that people looked at and immediately thought, “Oh yeah! I sawContinue reading “Built to Last – When you’re not “trending”…”

What’s up with the enneagram?

I love a good personality profile! Back in a college psychology class we had to take a Myers-Briggs test, and I absolutely obsessed over my results (INFJ) learning everything there was to know about the theory behind it, what it supposedly meant for…or about…my daily living and habits, and what it suggested about future careerContinue reading “What’s up with the enneagram?”

On the Couch with Cece, LICSW – Making the best of uncertainty and your future

As a high school teacher, the end of the school year brings about a flurry of activities among which is writing graduation cards. If a senior gives me a graduation announcement/party invite, I will respond with a hand written note of congratulations. As I’ve had all the seniors back when they were mere freshmen, itContinue reading “On the Couch with Cece, LICSW – Making the best of uncertainty and your future”

The 11 week marathon experiment – The finish line!

Race day has come and gone, and there’s no other way to categorize the 11 week marathon experiment as a success! While it seemed like a borderline crazy idea 77 days ago, and I had my doubts a few times along the way as the mileage ramped up, I started the race strong, got toContinue reading “The 11 week marathon experiment – The finish line!”

Throwback post – How it feels to be a teacher on the last day of the school year

Originally posted: June 7, 2018 because it bears remembering and repeating every spring! It’s 6:00AM on the last day of the school year, and I’m tired. The sun is already up; the morning breeze blows through the window; the coffee is hot and ready; my lunch waits, already packed, in the fridge; my school bagContinue reading “Throwback post – How it feels to be a teacher on the last day of the school year”

Astronaut syndrome and why we do what we do

I was not a kid who wanted to be an astronaut when I grew up…but I’ll imagine for a moment that I was. Let’s say, as a kid, I wanted to go to the moon. Then as a high school college student, I poured over math and science all in an effort to get intoContinue reading “Astronaut syndrome and why we do what we do”

Why we cry for a building…

I have never been to the Notre Dame cathedral, and now, I will never get to see it as it stood for centuries. Paris has long been on my bucket list of cities to visit, but on our two trips to Europe in 2016 and 2018, we opted for the Adriatic region around Italy andContinue reading “Why we cry for a building…”

Don’t say it: “It will work out. It always does…” edition

I teach and direct high school theater. When I tell this to people, it’s generally met with one of a handful of common reactions ranging from excitement from those who were in high school theater and are now going to tell me about it, to sympathy from those who can’t imagine dedicating their life andContinue reading “Don’t say it: “It will work out. It always does…” edition”

The doubts/expectations paradox

The summer before high school, I told my parents that I wanted to go out for the golf team. We had some old golf clubs in the garage that we would use to whack balls around the backyard, but I’d never seriously swung a golf club, or been on a course to play a fullContinue reading “The doubts/expectations paradox”

Hitting the wall, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

The first time I trained for a marathon, people warned me about hitting the wall. The feeling would be unlike anything I’d experience, they assured me. One friend who’d recently had a baby said that she knew she could make it through labor because she had broken through the wall in her marathon a fewContinue reading “Hitting the wall, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”