Monthly Archives: May 2013

… teaching

Never, ever in a million years did I want to be a teacher. But, here I am. I enjoy it. I learn from it. I grow. I endure. I expand. I aspire. I am educated and humbled because of what … Continue reading

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… progress

I just realized that it’s 8:05p. Which wouldn’t typically be a big deal but this is literally the night of the LAST holiday of the school year. We have two and a half  more school days a work day left. … Continue reading

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… freedom

Memorial Day weekend. The beginning, the start of summer. Cookouts. Pool parties. Sales. Travel. A break. A holiday. An off day. Another holiday that has become devalued and commercialized. We, the people, who benefit from the sacrifices of our Armed … Continue reading

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… oh it’s not so bad

Ya know……. It’s not that bad. Life. Yes, we struggle and we go through the most painful experiences, we’re hit with the hardest of hard times. And, honestly. Sometimes it is that bad. Sometimes, it just plain stinks. But, if … Continue reading

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… hi

hi, my name is Alaina Mayes and I am not perfect. I have flaws and blemishes…. Imperfections and issues….. And, marks and scars that make up who I am. Good. Bad. And, indifferent. Thankfully, there is MAC & the Lamb … Continue reading

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… 9 and 1

9 days and 1 holiday left. And, I am beyond happy. Far beyond. The last few weeks of school are always hectic for me because I always wait until the absolute last minute to complete gifts for my cheerleaders and students. … Continue reading

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… getaway

I got away this weekend. Not too far, nothing extravagant or incredibly fancy. Just a little getaway to relax, unwind, & celebrate. Austin, Texas. Our capital. A city of great music, amazing food and local restaurants, and a ton of … Continue reading

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