Dana Blase. One to watch out for. 

I had the pleasure of having Dana as a student last semester in my Character Formation class. She always has this mysterious cloud hovering about her, and she rarely smiles. But she does, and when she does, you feel like you’ve just won a million bucks. It’s a smile that lights up her entire face, and you feel like you’ve earned that front row seat. When she smiles you know there’s something absolutely necessary to smile about, because smiles are precious and not to be wasted. 

Somehow I always get the feeling that Dana is eternally observing and processing, weighing and discerning. I wish I had had more opportunity to converse with her about her thoughts on things. But I’m certain she’ll do well no matter where she decides to go. I’m also glad I get to see her at church on sundays, sitting across me.

Richard Matsuyama, (aka Ryoku) was a student of mine for a very short 3 weeks in my Literature class before I sent him to the Advanced Lit class. I was happy to send him off, as I think he needed a bigger challenge than I could give. Methodical, witty and self-assured, I look forward to the work he’ll create in the future.

Barack and Michelle’s day in the sun. They’re still alive! What a feat. And I introduced them to Tiny the Diny so he won’t be lonely. 😁 (yes I named my plants after my favorite love team) (hope I don’t kill them) @isabadisa @abadchris

Barack and Michelle’s day in the sun. They’re still alive! What a feat. And I introduced them to Tiny the Diny so he won’t be lonely. 😁 (yes I named my plants after my favorite love team) (hope I don’t kill them) @isabadisa @abadchris

carissescueta
carissescueta:

Gee, did I really say that? Looks like I did! Ha!
That self-rating thing is something I struggle with all the time. But I know it to be true. It is difficult to accept a blessing or a truth when you think you deserve otherwise, yea?
Love in 8 Chapters allowed me to connect with young women who have their own love story - whether its a happy, confusing, desperate, hopeful or cynical story. After sharing my own story, I realized that I could add a few things to help girls find clarity. That’s why I’m excited and pleased to be asked back this month for a sequel to Love in 8 Chapters. I’m also adding a couple of hours so I can do one-on-ones with the girls who want it. What a privilege! 
Curiously, a few girls have encouraged me to write a book. Not the first time I heard that one, to be honest. And it is a curious thing because it has been hovering around my heart and mind a lot more these days. Could it be God prodding me gently? (Can prodding be gentle?!) Perhaps deep down I am intimidated. Guhhh I hate that feeling! But hey, its on my lifetime to-do list, I promise.
Now to figure out what theme to use for my keynote. Day by day steps to get to where you want to be, you know?

carissescueta:

Gee, did I really say that? Looks like I did! Ha!

That self-rating thing is something I struggle with all the time. But I know it to be true. It is difficult to accept a blessing or a truth when you think you deserve otherwise, yea?

Love in 8 Chapters allowed me to connect with young women who have their own love story - whether its a happy, confusing, desperate, hopeful or cynical story. After sharing my own story, I realized that I could add a few things to help girls find clarity. That’s why I’m excited and pleased to be asked back this month for a sequel to Love in 8 Chapters. I’m also adding a couple of hours so I can do one-on-ones with the girls who want it. What a privilege! 

Curiously, a few girls have encouraged me to write a book. Not the first time I heard that one, to be honest. And it is a curious thing because it has been hovering around my heart and mind a lot more these days. Could it be God prodding me gently? (Can prodding be gentle?!) Perhaps deep down I am intimidated. Guhhh I hate that feeling! But hey, its on my lifetime to-do list, I promise.

Now to figure out what theme to use for my keynote. Day by day steps to get to where you want to be, you know?