I’m a mom of millennials making my new home in Virginia. A writer with twenty-five years of experience in teaching, I focus my efforts on helping students overcome language challenges to acquire English literacy. This year, I’m waking up all my sleeping dreams, sharing my thoughts with the interwebs through writing, and trying on a few other occupations to see where I can make a positive impact. My blogging journey began as a way to reflect on teaching and financial matters. I now hope to use it to inspire other educators to invest in themselves, their careers, their students and communities, and their own financial futures.