Thursday, October 22, 2015

Be Brave! Be You! - Winding Down Bully Prevention Month

October, as many of us know, is Bully Prevention Month, where we once again try to eradicate this need in our society where people feel like they have to be mean to those that they don't like or understand.  It's a painful, disgusting act of cowardice, and one I hope we can put an end to in my lifetime.

With that being said, once I got the chance to work with a great bunch of kids who wanted to do something about the bullying problem, we put our heads together and came up with the idea to create a video.  The kids designed the video, choreographed the dancing, and came up with all their own posters.  I simply filmed everything and edited it together for them.

Overtime it became apparent who had and who had not been bullied before as the video slowly morphed into something different, but the kids still wanted to share it with the world.  The kids wanted others to know that it's okay to be afraid or to have fears, or that even if you are being bullied, that everything will be okay, that things get better, because we are all in this same boat and we all go through the same things; we all have fears.  We need to learn to love and accept ourselves and others just as we are, to have fun and enjoy life to the fullest instead of compromising who we are to fit into someone else's ideas of what's right.  That's why at the end they say - "Be Brave! Be You!"

So, I hope you'll use the video and share it with your class and encourage them to be brave.  And if you would like a video guide to go along with it, you can get one for free here.





Friday, October 2, 2015

Back at it...October


I'm listening to a wide range of musical choices today as I just have our whole music library, all 12,000 songs, set to random.  

I'm loving all my daughter's homecoming festivities, but it's not cool for her mom to be involved so I
have to talk about it here.  All week long I made sure she participated in the dress up days, but there's no way I could get my theater loving nerd to go to the football game tonight.  But that's okay, we have a busy day tomorrow with theater tech day and then the homecoming dance with pictures and dinner beforehand.  I already think she looks beautiful in her dress.



I am thinking that I feel so blessed with my wonderful family, my incredible job, and my amazing husband.  

I have been in product revamp mode all summer long.  From May to October I spent all my time rehashing some old resources and regrouping some old bundles.  I really need and I really want to get back into product creation mode now and part of me worries I may have lost my mojo in all that time.

This weekend is my daughter's tech weekend for the fall play and because it falls on Homecoming, we are going to assist her with her hours so she can leave early and get ready for the big night.  It's been far too many years since I worked on the tech side of theater back in my high school and I'm pretty sure I have forgotten everything there is to know about building sets, so I'm really needing my set building skills to come back to me in a hurry and these four plus hours to pass quickly so we can get home and prepare for the dance.

Since my husband just spoiled me with a trip up into the mountains on a whim to see the leaves changing, I think that's what I have to say is the most "boo-tiful" thing right now.  I love the gorgeous fall colors here in Colorado.  


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