HAPPY!!! Pharrel Williams has created my Summer 2014 anthem. I have liberated myself from teaching in a broken public education system. The essays, upon essays of adolescent musings about literature no longer consume my weekends. No more bate-and-switch educational goals that are discarded when the wind shifts.
That song’s upbeat tempo and deliciously positive lyrics echo my own joy. I am more mindful because the energy is there, not depleted from constant curriculum planning and educational triage. My creativity has become unshackled. The real time writing salon members I interact with are enjoying my authentic prose, and my hand-made watercolor greeting cards are selling. I am happy and Pharrell is singing my summer song!