First day at school, Gaza, Palestine.

this is the most important thing right now.

First day at school, Gaza, Palestine.

this is the most important thing right now.

(via the-masked-writer)

One of those distractingly handsome men I mentioned in another post is eating bananas and peanut butter for lunch. Just bananas and peanut butter. He has a bunch of bananas in a bag and is pulling them out one by one and spooning on fresh peanut butter from the co-op. And him and another guy are talking about nature and being hot or cold. What is going on? Lol

I keep getting placed in groups with distractingly handsome men.

I need to stop thinking that just because God puts me in a certain place, things are going to be easier.

I start prerequisites for my master’s program tomorrow. What is life?!


Ok tumblr, I know the power of the internet so just hear me out right quick as I ask for a simple favor. See those cereal boxes up there? If you buy any Kellogg’s product with that Free Book logo on it there is a 16 digit code inside your box of cereal. Now, when you get three of those codes together you submit them online and they will send you a free Scholastic book. Now I’m sure you’re wondering why I’m bringing it up, so here goes.

I teach first grade at a school where the kids have little to nothing. Through generous donations (government, three square, various community partners, etc.) the kids get backpacks, clothes, shoes, free breakfast/lunch, and some school supplies. The school is not in the best part of town. I’ve had students who live with grandparents because their own parents are in jail, kids who have parents that don’t have custody over them for various reasons, and so on and so forth. Now I am trying to get my kids to read books, but they literally don’t have any books at home that they can use to practice their reading. Sure they get a library book from the school library but it’s not the same, you know? They don’t own the book, it’s not theirs. 

Here’s where you come in. If you happen to buy one of these specially marked boxes and don’t plan on using the code please send me that code through my ask box. If 60 people on here send me a code I’ll be able to get 20 books, which will easily allow me to get each of my students a brand new book of their own. I used the Fly Guy books above because my kids are currently obsessed with the character and the book has sight words that we’re working on in class. Even if you have no codes, I’d appreciate the signal boost as well.

So, if you happen to get a code please send it my way. I would appreciate it and so would my kids. Heck, if I get 60 codes, that would give me enough to give each of my students a book and I will gladly take a picture to show you how excited they are to get a book. If more codes keep coming, I’ll post up their thank you notes. They’re seven so expect something awesome. Thanks in advance.

(via genesis21-6)

Drafts is saving you from bad, tiny poems

So in honor of pretty good writing, I’d like to share with you all that I finally started a story to share with the class on Sunday and I worked on it some more today. I read over it and actually still like it! What do you know? Is there a full moon tonight or some other phenomenon?  So I’m enjoying this process. Other accomplishments: one load of laundry done! Time to go to the library and stop procrastinating on this other assignment. I wish all homework were as fun as it is for creative writing.

Be productive and blessed!

Life is hectic!

And all I want to do is write and edit poetry

and read The Fault in Our Stars

(I’m probably just gonna read all of John Green’s books)

and I’ll definitely read Perks of Being a Wallflower before I see the movie since I know it’s a book.

And there’s a random list of books floating around somewhere…

I would also squeeze a movie or two in there….

Getting it together

Hello Tumblrs. Finally, as the beginning of my last year of college comes dauntingly closer, I’m updating my Figment page and working on some writing. I’m going to add one of the stories I did for my fiction class tomorrow and I got three requests for swaps so I will be busy. I will also finish I story I started for class but didn’t turn in and edit some poems. 

In regards to academia, I have to work on my presentation about my internship. No time to fail this class. Not necessary. 

I’m thinking about posting some writing up here, like the good old days. I will probably like to the story on Figment since it’s a much easier read on that site. 

I hope you all have had a wonderful Saturday. And if not, Sunday is literally around the corner. (If not today by the time I post this) Do your best to make that wonderful.

Be blessed!

It. Is. March.

I’m going to find a way to keep my eyes open so I don’t blink and it’s April.