Tag: transitions

The Shades of Loss

Most high school and college seniors are experiencing the same phenomenon I am losing the “lasts” that come with seniority. Losing graduation ceremonies, prom, time with friends you won’t get to see without a campus or classroom bringing you together. The worst part about it is how quickly it all slipped away. I had no […]

Teachers Can and Will Make It Happen

I can’t remember a time when I’ve ever been prouder to be an educator. This world has thrown all of us a giant curveball – and it’s the educators who are seemingly unphased. We ask a great deal of our teachers on a good day, including working for very little pay, with few resources and […]

None of this is Normal

Loneliness – An epidemic that might grow in the time of Covid 19 There was a recent study out from Cigna that spoke to loneliness being a serious and growing issue among adults. I can’t imagine it is much different for our youth.  The study shared both the serious concerns this raises as well as […]

Missing the Rituals of Departure

Today from a Teenager’s Point of View It seems like it was just yesterday I walked into high school, a freshman in awe of all that was ahead of me. I looked at the seniors and thought they seemed so old, so cool, so comfortable with who they were. I couldn’t wait to be a […]

To the Class of 2020-Your Loss Matters

We were in the home stretch, the last two months of school for my two Seniors-one in high school, one in college. We were talking about all of the lasts and all of the firsts to come. We were planning graduation parties and an extended family trip to Italy to visit relatives. The prom dress […]