January 21, 2018: Reaching Out

This was a weekend of reaching out, taking steps to regain a sense of community for myself. I connected with my dear friends in my poetry therapy network, and my close friend from Puerto Rico. My conversations with these special people were not as long as I hoped, yet the urgency to maintain contact withContinue reading “January 21, 2018: Reaching Out”

January 20, 2018: Shutdown in America

A national government shutdown is something I thought I wouldn’t experience again. My home state of New Jersey recently had its own shutdown a few months ago, and that had its share of drama due to the former governor’s actions. This current shutdown has theatrics on a much grander scale, with children’s healthcare and theContinue reading “January 20, 2018: Shutdown in America”

January 19, 2018: Unexpected

Things can happen so unexpectedly. One minute you’re going about your daily routine at work, or home. The next minute a curve is thrown in, like a loud disruption upsetting young students, or a bad cold emerging out of the blue. It may feel exasperating at the moment, but it will pass by safely. AsContinue reading “January 19, 2018: Unexpected”

January 18, 2018: Sensory Play

Relaxing after a very long day. Working with toddlers is always busy, and stressful at times, but also very rewarding. The group I have at the moment have a couple of high energy children, and at times it feels like a challenge seeking the right activities to keep them engaged for long periods of time.Continue reading “January 18, 2018: Sensory Play”

January 17, 2018: Friendly Bonds 

I spoke to one of my close friends in the poetry therapy community. I’ve known her for almost 15 years. I remember when I first met this supportive circle: I went to a group in order to seek more information about using poetry as a healing tool. During this group session, I was in theContinue reading “January 17, 2018: Friendly Bonds “

January 16, 2018: Special Days

During work today, I celebrated one of my students’ birthdays. Since I work with toddlers, it was a quick celebration, yet fun was had by everyone. The special birthday girl got to celebrate with her brother, and special treats were given to her friends.  Birthdays are truly special occasions. My cousin’s special day is nextContinue reading “January 16, 2018: Special Days”

January 15, 2018: MLK Jr.’s Message 

Martin Luther King Jr was a man who truly understood how people should interact with each other. He knew about the impact of silence, and how carrying such a weight can greatly hinder one’s mission. Communication is vitally important in order to express desires and passions. In my life I’ve seen too many instances ofContinue reading “January 15, 2018: MLK Jr.’s Message “

January 14, 2018: Making Memories

Back from my trip to central Pennsylvania. If I wasn’t working tomorrow, I would most likely be home later, but that’s the way it goes in the corporate working world.  My time in Harrisburg was memorable, and I hope my friend had a fun birthday also. We had dinner and drinks at a brewery inContinue reading “January 14, 2018: Making Memories”

January 12, 2018: No Drama

I spent the end of the work week finishing up on paperwork and repairing fixtures that fell from the ceiling today. I wanted to put up some last pieces of artwork, but it can wait until Monday morning.  I relaxed with my fiance with a nice dinner and Margaritas. Really relaxing for a couple hours,Continue reading “January 12, 2018: No Drama”