I’m Taylor (she/her) from #Kansas. I’m an 8th grade English teacher in the public school system and have a passion for teaching by the Socratic Method to create safe and braves spaces for 13-14 year olds. I was raised #Catholic, but since then have kept the label loosely. I’m in the middle of deconstruction, headed towards reconstruction as I try to piece a spiritual legacy to model for my two little boys. 25, married for 5. #4w5, but thought I was a 1 for the longest time.
My student went back to Mexico over break and brought me this scapular of St. Jude and the Lady is Guadalupe. St. Jude was my patron confirmation saint, and I took his name when I was 16. The green scapular is known for spiritual conversion, specifically for those who have left the #Catholic faith. I know because I gave my aunt one when I was 10. My heart is touched and I am still so attracted to the beauty of the faith, but...but. I’m holding this today, not wearing it, still with reverence.
Those enneathought emails ❤️
Hi all-- I feel silly posting this on here, because I haven't gotten to know you all very well yet. But I started a GoFundMe for a new therapy we are hoping to provide for our son, Solomon. Here is the link if you feel like learning more or giving anything. You all are the best. ❤️ @calebl
So I'm graduating this semester and my capstone thesis is looking at mental health (specifically anxiety) of those who disaffiliate from religion and how it correlates (or doesn't) with aspects of religious background such as exclusivity, etc. I'm wondering if any other Liturgists would be willing to help my research by completing a survey if I posted it, and if doing so is okay or considered self promotion. Also, anyone who just wants to talk about the topic I'm studying, I love conversation!
I was reminded of “Just do the next right thing.” That’s all I can do.
Thank you, everyone. I decided to listen to a favorite OST song on repeat at lunch as I did a little journaling facing a window. I then decided to write down each anxiety on a sticky note and eventually collected 28. I put them on different dates in my agenda to tackle, sorted out the ones out of my control, and one by one took care of them the best I could in the moment.
How do you lift yourself out of self pity and anxiety? I just can’t break through today, or even really this week. Every whisper I hear I’m sure it about me, all the side looks on a stressful Monday are probably my fault, and I’m sure everyone is annoyed/angry at me. I can tell my brain that this isn’t true, but my heart just won’t let it be.
Snow day for teachers meant me and the 7 got to day drink all day and the 9 husband was so happy for us ❤️
Stop your scroll
Release the tension in your jaw
Take 3 deep breaths, paying attention to ever second. in and out.
Ask your body "what do you need right now?"
Give it space and silence to respond
Ask your heart "what do you need right now?"
Give it space and silence to respond
Take the answers seriously and honor them as best you can.
In honor of Black History Month, consider downloading Layla Saad’s *free* workbook, “Me and White Supremacy,” and starting the extremely uncomfortable but utterly necessary work of confronting the ways in which you’ve benefited from white supremacy. When I say “you,” I also mean me. This is painful and ugly stuff, but I know the discomfort i feel is not even a drop in the bucket compared to the pain of experiencing racism. Download at meandwhitesupremacybook.com or find her at @laylafsaad on IG
English teacher in KS • she/her • 4w5
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