My road in life has taken me all over.
Graduate High School
Enroll in College and attend one year
Marry and quit college before second semester was completed.
Legal Separation
Reunite and have a child
Travel to other side of world
Divorce and reenroll in college
Finish Bachelors in Elementary Education-Complete to Masters in Special Education
Keep following my journey


Author, Retired Special Education Teacher

I develop ideas and write about them. Also, I substitute teach.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Helping People

Day to Day

I'm retired so I approach my day with intention. My daily routine is a cup of coffee and watch the sun rise. Then I begin my Tai Chi movements to loosen up and center my mind. Since I have ADHD it is optimal that I do this. This routine leads to Qi Gong to strengthen. My actual work day begins after a short meditation. I gather my notes from the day before and review them. Then I begin as I review my outline. I spend about 2 hours per day writing.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Jobs that give you insight and experience into that career would be the best advice I could give perspective teachers. The Job Corps is an excellent preparation for preparing to teach. My teacher training was not so broad but this would have helped me narrow my scope as to what age group and subject I would like to teach.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

Rank 1, Special Education- Learning and Behavior Disorders


The Noise I Shed

From Teachers:

"You won't make it through college with your low math aptitude."

Challenges I Overcame

Learning Issues