This is my Facebook profile picture. It’s casual and, to be quite frank, is an honest representation of who I am. I don’t wear makeup, my hair usually isn’t done, and no one asks who I wear… I’d probably answer, “Old Navy.”
I am a single mother of 8 year old twins, the lights of my life (also, sometimes, the bane of my existence *please read that with as much love as you can muster*). I’ve taught Language Arts, Writing, and Social Studies for the last 18 years in the Dolton Riverdale SD #148. It’s been a long haul in the classroom and many things that are happening now make the face of education ridiculous and hard to recognize.
I attended the ALA conference two summers ago and it changed my life! Upon entering, I knew that I belonged in the library and not in the classroom. I need a place to encourage a love of reading, not badger the kids with books until they see reading as a punishment.
This one is my Facebook cover. Usually, my kids’ faces are smattered all over the place, but I just love every single thing about this photograph. I’m a GIGANTIC Star Wars nerd and Han Solo was the first man I loved (as an adult, it’s always been Harrison Ford. Always). And, can we take a second to digest the way Carrie Fisher is looking at him?! *SIGH* This is everything. I make no excuses for my kids not being my cover, right now… Once I can peel myself away from this, I’ll put their toothless grins back up there…
This last one is my LinkedIn and Pinterest profile picture. It’s perfectly professional and if I ever finish the novel I’m writing, this may just be the photograph I use for the jacket.
And, just because now I’m feeling bad about not having my kids pictures up… Here they are!