This past weekend my parents came into town. For a number of people that is a common occurrence, but for me it’s less frequent as my parent’s still live in my hometown of Manchester, Iowa. I love when they visit. Our time is spent having great conversation, eating delicious food, laughing, and enjoying each othersContinue reading “Unreal Goals= Worth It!”
Author Archives: Phil Mueller
Hey There Old Friend…
I know when I’m in this state. It’s quite obvious to me at this point. It’s not complete and utter despair. It’s more that little twitch of your eyelid. You know the one. The one that you can’t quite shake. The one you obsess over. The one that keeps you up at night. The thingContinue reading “Hey There Old Friend…”
3 Podcasts I Have on Repeat
As I began this journey of musings, I’ve also thought about podcasting. It has always been an interesting creative outlet to me and I’ve found myself more interested in them as I’ve added more “release” time in my life. As I’ve talked about before, my release time is evening walks. I like to walk aroundContinue reading “3 Podcasts I Have on Repeat”
5 “Healthyish” Favorites!
I love food. I love great tasting food. I mean don’t we all? The tough part about food, is making sure that we are attempting to make a few better choices for our health. That doesn’t mean that we can’t eat an occasional treat, but it really has to be OCCASIONALLY. Christine and I haveContinue reading “5 “Healthyish” Favorites!”
Shine Your Light
We’ve all done it. Imagine…a very dark night…clear skies…away from the city lights…there they are. The stars. They shine and sparkle against the black canvas as we ponder. At least that’s what I find myself doing in these moments. I ponder about life. I think about things that I have done and things yet toContinue reading “Shine Your Light”
3 Essential Toys Every One Year Old Needs!
Have you ever wondered what toys were must haves when having a child? I know that my obsession with getting the best toys for Knox started before we picked his name. That doesn’t mean that I wanted to spend a ton. Quite the opposite, though I wanted to research to find the best ones toContinue reading “3 Essential Toys Every One Year Old Needs!”
3 New Habits to Marvelous Mornings
I am not a morning person. Like not at all. I’m not sure I will really ever love the prospect of waking up early. I think it’s the fact that I love staying up late. I enjoy the way the moon shines on clear nights. I enjoy the quiet still when everyone’s gone to bed.Continue reading “3 New Habits to Marvelous Mornings”
5 Essentials Every Teacher Needs
Having just finished up my third day “back” teaching (we are teaching from distance for at least 4 weeks), I find myself exhausted. It’s the natural impact of having been away from our kids for as long as we have been. You know what though? The overwhelming emotion I’ve felt even more so is excitement.Continue reading “5 Essentials Every Teacher Needs”
Find Your Crew
The dictionary defines the word crew as “a group of people who work closely together”. My definition really isn’t that far off. I’ve always used it for the people that are important to me. Those people that you invite for the good times, and reach out to in the bad. Those people that will takeContinue reading “Find Your Crew”
3 Things I LOVE About Teaching!
A new school year is upon us. As I sit here and think about the year to come, I reflect on what makes teaching great. There are bad days, like with any career, but I am so glad I fell into it. See, I didn’t know this was my path. In previous posts, I’ve talkedContinue reading “3 Things I LOVE About Teaching!”