Category: Polly

I’ve Never Met You: The Soap Opera aka Host MIA

A couple of years ago, I decided to do divorce, new job, and moving, all at the same time. I did surprisingly well, or at least it seems that way in retrospect. So, naturally, I had the confidence to approach more stressors without fear of losing it. The story below is about being absolutely open to meeting new people, trusting, falling hard, and picking up the pieces.

My stressors of choice this time were moving, job changes, and house guests. The biggest difference to this cocktail was that I am in a happy relationship for this one– to be honest, I think this makes things harder. Divorce was hard, but the only person I had to worry about was myself in that situation. In addition to a partner, I also have a lot more friends than I did last time. I am always concerned with other people’s feelings, so this magnified my issues ten fold.

Moving, job changes, and house guests– NBD, right?

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Pride and Prejudice: The Art of Compliments

Giving compliments is something that has always come easily to me. There are so many lovely people in this world and I’ve always had the bravado to tell people how wonderful they are. Taking compliments however, is certainly not my forte and I think that is the case for many people, these days. Self deprecation …

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The Cruel World of Middle School

I’m a middle school teacher and a daily witness to some of the coolest, most awesome moments, but also some of the cruelest. Middle school can be an awkward place where everything you do is judged by your peers, parents, and teachers– or at least it can feel that way. So, I decided, why not …

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