Bon Appétit!

Do you have a favorite food that gives you fond memories? I do. When I was in college, my friends and I hung out at our favorite burger place. We talked about homework, upcoming projects, our professors, our dreams for the future and relationships. We loved socializing, laughing and having fun. Big cheese burgers with Read More

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Gone But Not Forgotten

Happy Birthday in heaven, Little Guy! You are always in my heart. Love always, Mommy. (Photo: Quintince and his Dad) #mommy #firstborn #Quintince #SEPTEMBER13TH #Virgo #lessthanayearold #Epidemic #meningitis #gonetoosoon #RIP

Your Fun

Sunday Funday

Take time out to do those things that you really want to do that have nothing to do with anyone else. #selfcare #selfhappiness #takeamentalday #reading #sewing #relaxation #blogging #listeningtomusic  #hangingout #enjoyinglife #happysundayfunday #tankardtown #patricetankard

Reign Royalty

Purple Reign

“Purple Reign” The color purple represents royalty. You are royal and you are the ruler and person of reign of your world. Rule your kingdom(your life) with excellence! Reign in how you love, reign in how you live and work, and reign in everything that you do!



Be sure to take special care if you live in a climate that heats up in August. Choose the best time to be outside, stay hydrated, use sun screen and most of all have lots of fun. It is still Summer time. Enjoy your life! Patrice Tankard


Checking In

I want to check in on my partners today. How have you been? How is life treating you? Are you still focusing on your goals? Are you staying alert and paying attention to what is happening in the world? Just know that my prayers are with you and yours. You deserve the very best in Read More


Seize Your Summer

Enjoy your life as much as possible. Period. Patrice Tankard


What is your true Renaissance?

When I was in college, I remember taking Humanities I and Humanities II as required courses. Humanities is the study of the history of development of human thought and culture. It was easy to become fully immersed in learning about the era that followed after the Middle Ages and the processes of what it took Read More

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Life Learner

Take time to learn something new everyday. Never stop educating yourself. Knowledge is power. Read everyday. Balance the need for constant entertainment and learn something that will actually change your life and the lives of others. There is always something valuable to learn. Only God knows everything. Be a life learner. Patrice Tankard

British Literature

Comfort Zone

Seven weeks ago, I was assigned the position of 12th Grade British Literature ELA Teacher at the high school. I had to step away from my Student Services Support Facilitation position to take on this new challenge. I rushed and spent nights and weekends studying and reading Literature texts and the curriculum map. I felt Read More