We will make it on our own.  It will take every ounce of our self to do so. Learning how to get there… takes others.  Working our way up to our goals…takes others.… Continue reading

Catalina Dreamin’

  Based around one of my favorite places in the world.  Catalina Island.  It could be ANY beach though. Canvas: 24 x 30 Acrylics

Makin’ it harder to fail than to pass…Diary of a stubborn teacher.

So you think it’s going to be a good idea to not try in my classroom? You are poorly mistaken my friend!  I can out stubborn a classroom filled with freshmen who think they… Continue reading

Starting New…Kids do it, so why can’t we?

Day 1 of our new routine… It feels awkward. We think of ways to NOT do it. “Is it really that important?” It’s so much easier to keep things how they are…I mean,… Continue reading

Our routines reflect who we are…So, who are you?

We control our routines, so why don’t we change them? What changes feeling uncomfortable to dominating the stage? Why do I wake up at 4:45 everyday (not because I’m a morning person, I… Continue reading

Be Your Own Guide: Succeeding through our failures

Failure makes us succeed. Coming up short should force us to work even longer. If you talk to someone and they tell you they have never failed, then you can deduce that they… Continue reading

Luck Doesn’t Happen, It’s Made

Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. Ralph Waldo Emerson Have you ever heard someone say “Wow, they are really lucky to have that position/pass that test/be Lebron… Continue reading

We Choose Our Happiness: Getting back to neutral

What is happiness? Personal wealth… Owning things that others want….Loads of friends….A nice house….A job that makes others envious… Now, hear me out on this one, but I’m going to say none of… Continue reading

Panic and Bliss: Climbing ourselves to success

Obstacles don’t have to stop you.  If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up.  Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it – Michael… Continue reading

To Throw or Not to Throw: We choose our battles

Choosing our battles can sometimes leave us feeling defeated without even being in the fight. “Choose your battles wisely”.  We’ve all heard it and we all know it is a must, but how… Continue reading