Back to School

In the words of one of my favorite pod casters, Rex Bear, of Leak Project, “How the heck are ya?” I hope everyone has enjoyed your summer? I went to school; chilled a lot (which was awesome), caught up on movies (mostly the Marvel stuff), I read three and a half books (“Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister“, (which I loved) and finally after 2 years got back to Scott Westerfeld’s “Uglies” series. Wow I just noticed a theme here. lol  I met a Facebook friend, had a party (for my FB friend) and really enjoyed my summer (despite the heat) for the first time in a very long time.

Now, I am back for my second year teaching, which already is much better than my first year teaching. For one, I know all my students, except for two, secondly, my class size is smaller, and thirdly, I have an amazing new Reading program for my Structured English Immersion (SEI) students, which is who I teach. Oh, and all the cool writing lessons I get to teach that I got from my summer program at ASU. I have a real challenge ahead of me this year, but I feel up to it. If  I am absent, this is why, but I do love to write and blog.



Jane Palmer

Peacock’s, Pomp & Circumstance


Most of my blog buddies are friends on Facebook, so y’all are up to date. Graduation was fun, It felt like an accomplishment although it was just community college. Boy I love, love that school, and had such erudite professors, who are great teachers. As education is my major, I always got a twofer; I was learning say Literature, and watching their teaching style. All of the professors were there to congratulate us, and that was a cherished moment. Oh, and I got to walk to Pomp and Circumstance! (You can see it on my Facebook page.) Today I met with my ASU, Mary Lou Fulton Teaching College adviser, Chris, super nice guy. We took the light rail to the Tempe campus, so it was also an adventure. Parking is super expensive there, and I would get some exercise if I chose that method of transit. I am also considering taking my bike, if my knee is down with that. So more delays, I have to get my finger print card, I had no idea but I start teaching in a classroom my first semester, one day a week. Wow, jumping right on into this. Well that is pretty much it, things are flowing it a it better than that last month, my computer is in the shop yet again.

A special thank you to all my friends, and family for all the beautiful roses, card, parties, best wishes. . . it was really, really cool! I am blessed!

I am inspired by peacocks lately, and I know I have covered its symbolism before, as well, as Julianne, at Through the Peacock’s Eyes, and others, but I will include a bit here anyways.




Peacock Totem

The Peacock is here to remind that nothing, including beauty, should be taken too seriously. This will help you stay centered on what is and allow you to be grateful for what you have. Having a lighthearted approach to all things that come our way because laughter really is the best medicine to keeps us healthy and happy.

Alternatively this bird could be letting you know that now is the time to acknowledge your dreams and aspirations within yourself. Use this birds gifts to bring you confidence, stature and a sense of accomplishment in all the things around you and all your current projects.

Read More: Spirit


Bow On Top

Blue gift


It is indeed a glorious day~ Mister Saturn is saying adios to Scorpio and Hola to Sagittarius. Learn well Sagittarians learn well. My Scorpio sister Ms. Linda of litebeing chronicles is hosting the 2014 Wrap Up, which I am happy to be a part of. 2014~ It has been a year, that’s for sure. In ways my finest and not my finest in other ways. You can read more on Saturn’s transit here at The Astrologer’s Daughter.

Lessons well now that was a big part of the year. I have been in school since I started blogging but this year has been the most intense. Algebra. . . I will be glad when I can say adios to it as well (as Saturn) but nonetheless I have exceeded my expectations, failed it last Spring but I have passed it this fall. I have had great, really excellent professors who have enriched my life, brilliant and affable men and women. I entered into British Literature thinking that I would hate it, but was so sad when class concluded. Literary Criticism I entered thinking it was entirely pompous, and academic snobbery, again, wrong. I loved it and had an opportunity to read so many great pieces of literature that I wouldn’t have, and that professor an absolutely incredible human who was very caring and supportive. One of my English professors was online and she lives in Canada, so I did not get to meet her, she challenged me and did not make it easy. She also introduced me to Natalie Goldberg’s, book :Writing Down the Bones,” which I shared with you here. Life lessons. . . well to keep my mouth shut, more than not, I have never had a great internal editor, working on it.

How did I serve others? Hmm well….. blogging,  hopefully that has been of service? I have done some healing work this year but not as much as I would like, as my school work kept me so busy. That brings me to super powers. Reiki may not be a super power but it is awesome. I was always skeptical about it, and prior to my initiation I had never received it. I really want to do more with it in the coming year.

In summary 2014 was mostly academic, I just love school. Let us hope I achieve my goal of a degree to teach even at my age which is not young. lol

I am really looking forward to all that life has to offer us in 2015. I feel hopeful and positive, and…. if Deepak does a 21 Day meditation, avail yourself. Linda always says they should hire me, I agree.

Next up tomorrow for Linda’a 2014 Wrap Up is Michael at Embracing Forever.


Merry Christmas