As my seventh year of teaching comes to an end, I find myself pulling out of the end-of-year drudgery and reflecting on the special moments and people who have gotten me through this year.
It’s no secret that work drains me. I’ve contemplated leaving the profession completely and the beginning of this school year knocked the wind out of me. I guess the universe must have known I needed a pick-me-up because it sent me the most incredible group of students. At a time when I questioned my purpose, I met kids who answered that question over and over again. I work at a difficult school, but I have some of the most kick-ass students you will ever come across. I am grateful to each and every one of them for making me feel like I matter.
Oh, and I received an award from Yolo County as well. My principal and school district nominated me for the “Excellence in Education” award and even though I still argue it isn’t a big deal, I’ll concede that it was pretty special to be recognized. (Even if I was fighting an anxiety attack before going up to receive the award. 😉 )
Short for blemish (I think…S, correct me if I’m wrong.), these eggs aren’t chosen to be sold due to shape, size, or color. This little nugget was in my batch of blems and I happen to think it’s prettier than the ones that get picked for market.
Taking a break from landscapes, I used my 105mm macro for this month’s images.
Title: Dessert Ingredients
When I see carrots, I think carrot cake. This is how my brain works, people.
Title: Fig and Prosciutto Crostini
I miss food photography. I’m hoping to get back into it once summer break starts and I have extra time on my hands.
We stopped on the side of the road to photograph some pretty lupine on Highway 70 on our drive through Feather River Canyon. The 24-70mm 2.8 is a pretty good substitute when I don’t have my macro on hand.