The Story of Taylor

In January 2016, my mom and I were talking on FaceTime one Saturday and she mentioned that she heard about an organization called Dogs for the Deaf in southern Oregon that trained dogs for the deaf. She thought that this is something that would be worth looking into, especially with my impending graduation in May…

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Now that I have graduated, I’ve come across the question (from multiple people)…… Where do you see yourself in 10 years? First, let’s see how old I will be in 10 years. I am 24 now, so in 10 years I will be 34. Woah! I am a big believer in the growth mindset. Yes,…

Culture and Identity

I am now playing catch up from the last couple of months! Enjoy! In one of my classes a few months ago, we talked about culture and identity and how society influences this. We then talked about how this relates to the deaf society. I found this lecture fascinating and I just had to share…

A-Z’s of Surviving Grad School

I am almost finished with Graduate School and I thought it would be fun to post the A-Z’s of surviving higher level education. A – Ask: If you don’t know something, ask. Professors care and want you to understand what they are teaching. Be respectful about it, but they are there to help you learn…

Seventeen……….

Drum Roll Please…… The theme word for 2017 is STRENGTH After a rough 2016, I thought that this would be an appropriate word for this year. Last year, the theme word was SMILE. It was very appropriate because even on those tough days, I needed to find something to smile about. It was hard some days, but…

Winter Break 2016

Some of you may already know this, but Fall Semester was rough, REALLY ROUGH. By mid-December, I was mentally done and needed a break! Thankfully, this break has allowed me to rest, recuperate and regenerate for my last semester in the spring. This year I had 3 1/2 weeks off from school and it was well-deserved…

#SmileinSixteen

 A review on 2016 using the hashtag #smileinsixteen. The word for 2017 will be announced soon! Enjoy! September 17, 2016 · St. Louis, MO · S E P T E M B E R 8 T H & 9 T H 2 0 1 6 Four months to the day that I completely lost my…

Catching Up

I am a little embarrassed that I have abandoned my little corner of the web the last few months, but hey, life happens right! The last time I left off was beginning of July, so I thought I would play a little catch-up. Here are the top five things that have happened over the summer! 5….

Elephant Rocks State Parks

A couple of weeks ago, I went to Elephant Rocks state park to go for a little hike. It is about 70 miles south of St. Louis and has some beautiful views! I wouldn’t really classify this as a true hike. The loop was pretty short and it was pretty easy. The thing that was…

Shaving Cream & Chips Toss

This summer I am working at a camp out in the suburbs. It has been so much fun to be a part of the camp experience with kids and to just let loose and have fun. Throughout the summer, I am going to share different activities we have done. One activity that we did this…

Book Review – Miracles from Heaven

The reason that I love summer time is the fact that I have time to read all of those books that I have been wanting to read. I can do leisure activities instead of mandatory activities. This is honestly one of the reasons that I chose teaching as a profession. I need that time off…

What time is it?

Yesterday was my last day of work and I finished my school commitments a few weeks ago, which means it is officially…… SUMMERTIME! I love summertime! It allows me to take a much needed break and do those things that I don’t get to do during the year! So what am I going to be…