Hey Beyoncé

“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have 24-hour days.” My first year of teaching, I felt I had NO TIME to do anything but teach, do stuff for teaching, prep stuff for teaching, grade, and Pin more teaching things. Girlfriend. Why are you doing that? Why are you scrolling […]

Teacher Guilt

This post is difficult for me to share as a teacher. My first few years of teaching were TOUGH. As a new teacher you like to think you have it all together and can do anything and everything. You ever heard of mom guilt? I’m not a mom, but I believe TEACHER GUILT is a […]


Anyone else working on this? 🙋🏻‍♀️ I never realized until recently that a lot of my stress is due to my fear of what others think of me. If you know me well, you know that I don’t like confrontation and I can get along with almost anyone. I truly care about others and their […]

Here’s Your Sign

// FAINTING & PAIN // My last two years at West Virginia University, every Christmas break, I used to have fainting spells. My body would finally have time to just chill, distress, and then it would collapse from the pressure I was putting on myself. They said it was dehydration, but deep down and looking […]

Hey girl

➡️ Do you feel you were meant for MORE? ✨ Like you want MORE out of life and your current career isn’t fulfilling that urge inside of you? Do you have financial or time freedom DREAMS you don’t think are possible but want to achieve? Then Team Empowered Dream Chasers is looking for YOU! 🙌🏻 […]

The Big Picture

A picture is worth a thousand words. 📸 There were many days during this 6-week program I was exhausted from teaching all day {mentally and physically} and DID NOT want to press play. There were many times where I wanted a big, cold bowl of Trader Joe’s coffee ☕️ ice cream before bed with Cody, […]


It’s not a short term diet. It’s a long term lifestyle change. 🍩🍦💕 Drop a 💕 below or in my email pencilsandplanks@gmail.com and I’ll get you this smoothie recipe!