October was a month filled with both joy and sadness. The month started well. I had an article published where I interviewed my superintendent who recently won superintendent of the year for the state of Indiana. It was one of the most difficult articles I have written because I knew I would have to edit it for length. I wanted to ensure I met the length requirements without my superintendent feeling like took him out of context. I not going to say how many revisions I did to this article to get it right, but I still have a job in the district. All those late nights were worth it.
Then, sorrow came. My great uncle and fellow gardener Lindbergh Guyse passed away a few days after his 89th birthday party. I’m glad my school was closed for the last two weeks of October for fall break. I did not want to begin my fall break with his funeral especially since we already had plans to hang out. I was supposed to help him in his garden, bring him some harvest from my garden, and return his baking dish I still had at my house. He made banana pudding for my 35th birthday party. I had the dish sitting out on my counter so I would remember to take it with me. A few days after his funeral, I finally put it in my cabinet.
That’s life. There are ups and down. Writing has been my constant. Sometimes I just write for me. I write words for only my eyes. I had to do a bit of that for myself in October. Self-care is important.
Check out the work I shared publicly in October.
Education in Our Schools Articles
|10/10/2018||A Conversation with Dr. Jeff Butts, 2019 Indiana Superintendent of the Year|
Education in Our Schools Videos
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|10/19/2018||Parents are Needed to Help Students Deal with Bullying (VIDEO)|
|10/2/2018||National Custodial Worker’s Appreciation Day (VIDEO)|
Urban Gardening Educational Articles
|10/27/2018||One Way to Use Extra Herbs|
|10/14/2018||Saying Goodbye to Lindbergh Guyse|
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