In honor of Valentine’s Day, let’s do a new 30 Things I Love Right Now list!


After nearly 12 years of marriage, my husband and I still exchange Valentine’s Day gifts.

Giving myself grace.

Obsessing over all things Black Panther. #WakandaForever

Will Smith’s Instagram account — it’s currently my favorite thing on the Internet.

Wearing day-of-the-week socks.

Mrs. Always Right nail polish by Essie

Old episodes of Criminal Minds.

Silent Book Club. Where have you been all my life?

Starburst FaveReds jelly beans.

Going to church again.

You’re Made for a God-Sized Dream by Holley Gerth

Knowing lots of random trivia about Vulcan.

The Designer Teacher blog and Instagram account.

Sweater tights.

My Sugar & Spice pins from Adorned by Chi.

Candles from Bath & Body Works.

Being 37.

Pairing Girl Scout cookies with wine.

Mini binders.

Watching New Japan Pro wrestler Will Ospreay in the ring.

WWE MixedMatch challenges.

Knowing that some of my former students consider me the greatest influence on their lives.

Watching my students perform in music recitals and dance shows.



Preparing to take the TEDxBirmingham stage.

Sleeping in on Saturdays.

Learning from yesterday.

Appreciating today.

Dreaming about tomorrow.


What do you love right now? 

4 Comments on 30 Things I Love Right Now

  1. Tanisha
    February 14, 2018 at 10:59 am (1 week ago)

    I am absolutely LOVING my daughter’s artwork right now! She’s an 8 yr old gem who despite having Autism, is a creative genius. Her art gives me a glimpse of what lives in her heart.

    • javacia
      February 15, 2018 at 10:36 am (1 week ago)

      As an educator, some of my brightest students have been those with autism. I love how excited you are about her art!

  2. Mandy Shunnarah
    February 14, 2018 at 4:41 pm (1 week ago)

    I’m so glad you like Silent Book Club! The Columbus chapter met last night and 32 people showed up, so I was a happy camper. 🙂

    And thank goodness for Talkspace because that’s the only way I’m going to therapy.

    And Jon doesn’t like superhero movies (wtf?!) but I told him we’re going to Black Panther, so he better get ready, lol.

    • javacia
      February 15, 2018 at 10:37 am (1 week ago)

      Jon doesn’t like superhero movies? What’s wrong with that man?!


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