Category Archives: Life Happens

Our financial goals for 2018

2017 was a big year for us. Not only did I finish my teaching certification, and Brandon finished middle school, but we closed on our house in August. Two out of the three made a significant impact on our finances, … Continue reading

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Huge Sigh of Relief

A week ago, I walked across the stage at Miami-Dade College Wolfson Campus auditorium and received my completion certificate. While technically I am not quite finished as my last few assignments have yet to be graded, my portfolio needs reviewing, … Continue reading

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I Had Good Intentions

I had really good intentions to blog more frequently. In fact I started writing this blog post about three weeks ago. Then Hurricane Irma happened. And my second to last class happened. Then my last class happened. And now I’m … Continue reading

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Blogging will commence in 4, 3, 2….

I haven’t been blogging during the past two months, and there are some really, really good reasons. One of which is the Top Secret news I alluded to on June 4th: we are new homeowners!! The process was arduous, and … Continue reading

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There’s a first time for everything

And today was the first time, the very first time, I taught a class. (well, actually, four.) My amazing director, knowing that I’m about halfway done with my teaching certification, has given me the opportunity to get my feet wet and … Continue reading

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I’m so excited, that I just can’t hide it!

Why am I excited? Well, we got some really big news late Friday afternoon. It was news we were kind of expecting…I thought this news was coming, and I believed it was coming, but actually hearing the words confirming it … Continue reading

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I survived my first class!

It is no coincidence that I have not blogged in a month. My first day of class was one month ago, and it’s been a jam-packed five weeks with deadlines at work, research and assignments to do, and pre-service teacher … Continue reading

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Brain Dump

Here are a few things floating around my mind, in no particular order: After two days of orientation, I’m a little nervous, and excited, that I start classes next Friday. I have my schedule, I’ve ordered my textbook, now I … Continue reading

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Staying Organized and Sane

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SigueConAdvil #CollectiveBias As a modern Latina, I aspire to do it all: be a great mom, excel at work, (try to be) a good … Continue reading

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Celebrating 40

So in two days I’ll be 40. 40 seemed so old when I was younger. As they say these days though, 40 is the new 20. And I’ve taken that to heart. Yes, there’s some sagging, and wrinkles, and gray hairs, … Continue reading

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