do not disturb, please

Have you ever had one of those days where the mere thought of interacting with other people is just too overwhelming? Some days, I just want to be left alone. I’m not saying I’m completely anti-social and hate talking to people. But there are definitely days where I would rather stay in my room, curl up in bed with a book and not deal with human beings. Today is one of those days for me.

The weather was absolutely miserable. Work was exhausting. And I was running on little sleep.

Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love my job. But every so often, I’ll supply in a classroom where the kids can be a handful. And you guessed it, today was that day. It just seemed as if every other second, I had a student coming up to me to tattle-tail on their friend for taking their eraser without asking. Really?! “Is that a big problem or a little problem? …Is that a problem you can solve by yourself?” I’d ask them. The answer to those questions are obviously, without a doubt, “no it’s not a big problem and yes, I can solve it on my own.” However, to a grade 2 – that’s the biggest problem they’ll face all week. Needless to say, it was a frustrating day trying to teach the class that tattling is the act of TRYING to get someone into trouble, when really the issue could be solved in under 5 seconds without all the drama. But I managed, and I have to admit that there were some really great moments with the kids too.

When I finally got home after my long day, I didn’t want to speak to a single soul. I immediately dragged myself up to my room.

Comfy clothes on. Check.
Left over halloween candy. Check.
Gilmore Girls on netflix. Check.
New book from Indigo. Check.

Now all I need is a do not disturb sign and I’m set. Don’t take offense to it. It doesn’t mean I don’t like you. It just means, I’m tired and moody and don’t feel like having an adult conversation. This is probably because I’ve been having conversations with 7 year olds all day and I’ve got nothing left in me to give. Over and out, friends.

the girl behind the screen

For starters, my name is Ali. I’m a 24 year old Canadian girl who has a brain full of ideas, opinions and rants that need to be told. You’re probably wondering, “what the hell is this girl going to blog about?” …To be perfectly honest with you, I have no idea. Just kidding! There’s a good chance I’ll be writing about a collection of things, but for the most part it will likely consist of my hatred for humanity and my opinions on various topics we encounter throughout life. I’m hoping my posts will be relatable in the sense that you’ll be thinking the exact same thoughts as me, and I’ll just be saying them on virtual paper.

I’ve always had an interest in writing. Probably since the moment I purchased my first ‘diary’ in elementary school. Writing for me was more of a hobby though, rather than a career. Instead, I went with the next best option and received my Masters degree in Education (hide yo’ kids). Unfortunately, teaching is an awfully hard profession to get into, so I’m doing the best with what I’ve got right now.

For those of you wondering, this is me in a nutshell: I’m the girl who’s always smiling, regardless of what I’ve been through. I’m the girl who always likes to make people laugh. I’m the girl who’d rather read a book than go out and party. I’m the girl who documents her life through pictures. I’m the girl who likes things to be perfect. I’m the girl who loves love. I’m the girl who’s addicted to her phone. I’m the girl who puts family and friends first and, I’m the girl who will brighten your day, even if I can’t brighten my own.

If you don’t like it, well then, that sucks for the both of us. If you do like it, great! We’re officially friends. Enjoy!

xo.