The Engaged Idealist

Closing the Teach For America Blogging Gap
Jun 14 2014


Graduation was a whirlwind. It was a lot of fun, stress, and restlessness. I can’t help but feel like this is all moving so quickly I can’t catch my breath. Even though my family drives be bonkers, I love them and was so relieved to see them, and have them store some of my stress.…

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Jun 07 2014

Seattle Pacific University

School Shooting. We see that headline and immediately fear pours into every cell. We have sympathy, cards, and prayers ready to offer up. We don’t know how to comprehend any of it. Then the shooter is identified as a loner, a mentally-ill person and we get a sense of why. People debate about what could…

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Jun 02 2014

Two weeks

Less than two weeks until the big move to Institute. Just got back from induction. What a crazy weekend. Most people in TFA go straight from induction to institute for the summer. I never thought I would say this but, school is a lovely break between induction and institute that was much needed. I honestly…

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May 30 2014

Blogging from 30,000 feet

  Okay so not actually because I am too cheap to pay $10 for an hour and a half of internet. However, I am on my way to Induction. Everything seems super real now, and this no longer feels like “future” me, it feels like “present” me. I don’t know how to describe it other…

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This has been the most challenging week of my life. Not that It’s not that I have had really challenging things to do physically. I just have had a challenging week emotionally and psychologically. I am beginning institute for TFA in one month. I have induction in two weeks from today. Suddenly, it seems like…

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May 07 2014


I knew that signing up for all of this wouldn’t be easy, or simple; yet, I feel as though I have one million things to do already. I got my placement already, and I haven’t even finished my midterms. There is something a little bizarre knowing that you’re adult life is about 5 weeks away…

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