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?