Hello, my name is Brenna Eaton. I originally created this blog when I moved to Boston in August 2011 to serve with City Year. I continued it through the summer when I worked with high school students at a community center in the South End. I’m generally in and out of Colorado and I just returned from living and teaching in Vigo, Spain. Now I work in a Denver public school doing math with middle schoolers all day, and at night I also coach small children how to flip upside down without falling, sometimes. I make mostly futile attempts to chronicle my adventures here. I've lost my theme for this blog, but I'm a little lost myself. We'll see where it goes.¡Bienvenidos! (All photos are mine unless otherwise credited or reblogged).

 

It was not the feeling of completeness I so needed, but the feeling of not being empty.

 Jonathan Safran FoerEverything Is Illuminated (via showslow)

It’s been a while since I’ve been here to see the mountains on my birthday so I was pretty happy today.

Back on the team after so many years.

Back on the team after so many years.

My destination is no longer a place, rather a new way of seeing.

Marcel Proust (via showslow)

(Source: quotes-shape-us)

Student 1: Whoa, Ms. Eaton, are you wearing unicorn earrings?!
Me: Yea—
Student 2: NO. Those are unitatoes.
Student 1: What… What’s a unitato?
Student 2: A mix between a unicorn and a potato. What does it sound like?
Student 1: Oh… Okay.

For anyone who wonders why I like middle schoolers.

Step 1: I got my new hiking boots for Africa.

(pun intended).

Step 1: I got my new hiking boots for Africa.

(pun intended).

indefenseofart:

COLOURFUL SHEEP— painted and dyed sheep from the Latitude Festival and the Dalriada Festival in Northern Ireland.

oh my shit

Other math fellow: … and so that’s what Ash Wednesday is.
Student A: Oh, okay. Ashy Wednesday!!
Student B: Mmmm… we better all be wearin’ our lotion tomorrow!!

6th hour: one of the only reasons I ever make it through a day