the things that keep me going.


This week has been intense.
It's officially the end of the year of a job that has made an everlasting impact on my life.
This week  has consisted of everything from laughter, tears, crazy dance fiestas, some more laughter and tears...especially with my 2nd graders.

On our last day together as a class, we sat in a circle and shared our favorite memory of cool school. One by one our kids eyes filled up with tears and our chorus of sobs began for a good 30 minutes. 
And then some more cupcake, cheerful time.

In regards to the quote above, these kids have taught me this.

image via tumblr


  1. i adore this image/quote. glad the nostalgia was balanced out with cupcakes :)

    xo Alison

  2. That quote is so true. You have created an impact on the lives of those kids. xoxo

  3. Aww, what a sweet and emotional post. Lovely.

    It's funny how those tough-awesome-weepy-crazy laughing kinda times can grow you so much, though you want to avoid them like the plague, yeah?

    And hey, thanks for stopping by my place and saying hey. It's nice to meet you!

  4. wise words indeed!

    did you do americorps? one of my girlfriends is looking into it. i am so glad you had such a rewarding experience!

  5. thanks everyone for your kind words =)

    & iheartkiwi, Yes I am in Americorps! Tell your friend I highly recommend it! It's an amazing and like you said rewarding experience. Let me know how it goes!

  6. so heartfelt :) you never know where life will take you! good luck and i look forward to hearing/reading your journey!

  7. Awww. I love that kids can teach us such important things! 8)