"Vicky is an extremely articulate young lady. We are impressed by her ability to express her thoughts and feelings."
Kindergarten- Mrs. Levi
"Vicky is very bright. She completes her work on time and is eager to participate in class discussions and sharing. However, it would be a good idea for her to work on controlling her talking when it is not discussion time."
2nd Grade- Mrs. Higgins
"I appreciate Vicky's willingness to eagerly participate in class discussions. However, it is important for her to learn when it is and is not time to be talking."
4th Grade- Mrs. S
"Vicky has been awarded 'Class Chatterbox' of this year's 5th grade class. I'm sure this comes as no surprise to you."
5th Grade- Mrs. B
"Vicky received detention today for excessive talking during class."
7th Grade- Mr. R.
"Vicky is eager to participate in class discussions. She has great insight and I believe she would be a great asset to our Honor's US History class. Please remind her, however, that there are times when talking is not encouraged."
10th Grade- Mr. H
"Vicky has received Top Honors for her participation in our US Constitution Debate Team. Well done! but let's not forget that not all class time is meant to be 'talk time.'"
12th Grade- Mr. H
"Did you even hear what what I said? I feel like you don't listen to me?"
"Babe, you said like 10,000 words since I walked in the door. Which ones were I supposed to focus on?"
Marriage- The Hubs
The ability to express the tens of thousands of words that dance through my head has not always worked to my advantage.
But sometimes... Sometimes those words that can't be contained no matter how hard I try, mean something. They articulate someone else's experience in a way they couldn't. They say the words they wouldn't. They soothe an aching heart. They make a person laugh. They help someone feel normal, understood.
Today is that day...
I am privileged to announce, from the Editors of The HerStories Project...
Today I find myself among 36 amazing and brave female writers who share the power, love and loss of female friendship.
Today I have never been more grateful to have an unending supply of words... even though it landed me in detention more times than I can count.
On these pages, I hope you find your experience and the words that are often too hard to share.
Sometimes having too much of something is actually the perfect amount.
That's just my normal.