I teach 11th and 12th grade, and this has been in a corner of my dry erase board most of the year. A lot of my students feel free to talk to me or the school counselor, but some don’t. I want them to know there’s someone they can talk to, any time, anywhere. When they do share with me, I share with them too. I struggle with anxiety and depression. I have suffered loss. I want them to know they are not alone, whether they get that message from me or someone else.
Mercury and the 3rd house or ruler of the 3rd indicates an area of life we are interested, engaged, learn with ease, and enjoy teaching.
Mercury in Aries enjoys discussing ideas, themselves, and their plans for the future. They may enjoy teaching people about sports, politics, cars, social movements, and anything that is fresh in their minds.
Mercury in Taurus enjoys discussing their relationships, children, their work, engaging in the life of their friends, the TV shows they have been watching, and their hopes and dreams. They may enjoy teaching budgeting, horticulture, cooking, make up and personal style, and social issues
Mercury in Gemini enjoys discussing whatever is on the mind - this is commonly recently learned information. News and current affairs, school, gossip, as well as more deeper and meaningful subjects can be on the radar. Geminis don’t do - they teach, so Mercury in Gemini people can be found teaching just about anything
Mercury in Cancer enjoys discussing their memories, their family, relationships, and children, especially memories of ancestors, their dreams, their fears and worries, they are highly engaged in the lives of their friends so they become a great point of concerned discussion. Mercury in Cancer people may enjoy teaching business, spiritual matters, childcare, cooking, and photography
Mercury in Leo people enjoy discussing anything they find fascinating - this is mostly themselves and their lover. They may enjoy teaching young people, also anything in the arts, personal style, management, psychology, and politics
Mercury in Virgo enjoys discussing their work, the concerns they have for other people, their pets, the worries they have that nobody realises, and how they think they can make things better. They may enjoy teaching technology, health, manual skills, gaming, self care, because Mercury is the ruler of Virgo they make natural teachers
Mercury in Libra enjoys discussing their relationships, the concerns they have for other people, their hopes and dreams, often themselves to gain a foundation and self awareness, crime, their frustrations at injustices They may enjoy teaching law, design, psychology, mediation, family law, and human resources
Mercury in Scorpio only enjoys stimulating, provoking conversations. They will rarely discuss themselves, but they will verbally evoke demons and truth out of you. They may enjoy teaching psychology, law, science, esoteric studies, politics, and conspiracies
Mercury in Sagittarius enjoy discussing just about anything, they are seeking a worldly experience through the intellect, so they love talking travel, memories, hopes and dreams, cultural differences and similarities, and philosophies. They may enjoy teaching religion, medicine, spiritual laws, global issues, sports, and theories
Mercury in Capricorn enjoys discussing their work, current affairs, powerful issues, social concerns, their family, and what they would like to achieve. Mercury in Capricorns make natural teachers because they are invested in the next generation. Whatever they teach, they will aim to convey with expertise
Mercury in Aquarius enjoys discussing anything wild, out of this world, conspiracies, politics, ideas, spirituality, oppression, social justice, visions, and utopia. They may enjoy teaching technology, social welfare, environmental issues, sociology, and sciences
Mercury in Pisces enjoys discussing the ethereal and the mysterious, spiritual and religious matters, their concerns and the concerns they have for other people, and how they would like to see a better world. They may enjoy teaching child and health care, esoteric studies, anything in the arts, psychology, and healing
Instead of making us watch Romeo & Juliet in English class, make us watch 13 Reasons Why. Make us break it down. Teach us to understand the seriousness of mental health. Teach us not to be dicks. Teach us that it’s not okay to make rude jokes towards each other, whether you’re best friends or not. Teach us that the phrase ‘sticks and stone may break my bones, but words will never hurt me’ is bullshit. Teach to be kind. Teach us to be caring. Teach us to be nice. Teach us to love. Teach us to respect each other and each other’s privacy. Teach us to respect ourselves. Teach us life lessons. Because they will a lot more useful in the future than knowing why Shakespeare used these certain words for this certain paragraph in this certain story. Would have helped me a lot.
How would the rfa and Saeran react to MC being an irl princess of some foreign country? Like... honest to goodness royalty? Thanks!
A/N: I hope this was everything you wanted! I don’t really know much about royalty so I just kinda rolled with it.. If it’s not good I’m sorry! Anyway, if there are parts that don’t make sense i’M SO SORRY I HAVE A FEVER but i’m using this time to write requests because my bby followers deserve it. Sorry for being gone for so long! Thank you all for the support you give us, 404 and I are working hard on requests right now <3 ~ 626
this poor boy had no idea, he doesn’t pay much
attention to pop culture like that
one day you invite him over to play games at
your house because you have a super huge tv and you knew he’d love that!
when he’s at the gates of your mansion
house, he calls you because there’s no way this can be your house???
“MC, are you pranking me??? It was bad enough
last time when you put toothpaste in my oreos!”
“Just come in, you dork”
when he hears the gate buzz, he finally realizes that you’re rich as hell
it all makes sense now??? You always take him
out to super expensive restaurants and for Christmas you got him an amazing
he’s about to faint oh my god yOU’RE SO RICH
when he’s roaming around the hallways of your
mansion looking for your room (he refused the butler’s help, he could do it
himself), hE SEES A PICTURE OF YOU AND YOUR PARENTS AND YOU’RE ALL WEARING
nah, no, there’s no way you’re royalty, you guys
probably did a photo shoot, there’s no way this is possible
that an entire row of pictures where your dad is meeting important people
Barack Obama? Is that the pRIME MINSTER OF SOUTH KOREA???
when he wakes up, he finds himself in a huge bed
and you’re sitting next to him playing a game
“You’re finally awake! I’ve told you that you
need to take care of yourself, did you even eat today?”
“MC ARE A YOU A QUEEN?”
“No, but I will be in the future”
Aaand he faints again
Once he finally gets used to the idea of you
being a princess, it makes so much more sense to him!
You’ve always sounded really polite and elegant
when you speak, and you handle the RFA fundraisers so easily, no matter what
He loves seeing you all dressed up, you’re so
cute and beautiful!!! <3
You’re his Princess Zelda
He thought your name sounded familiar when you
introduced yourself in the chat, but he didn’t really think about it
But when he finally gets to meet you, he’s in so
It can’t be, a princess fell in love with him
If you thought his ego was big before, it’s
the size of the Titanic now
It’s even bigger when you tell him you
watched his movies before you talked to him on the app
It never really hits him until you go shopping
with him one day and you buy him a Louis Vuitton suitcase aS IF IT’S NOTHING???
wAIT YOU’RE BUYING LIKE 5 BAGS TOO???
Like yeah he makes decent money from acting, but
holy hell you’re rich
He honestly loves this so much though
You two are an amazingly dressed power couple!
You’ll take over the political world and he’ll
take over the pop culture world <3
You end up giving him “prince” lessons
You teach him how to deal with the pressure of
the public and how to speak politely but firmly
You make him walk with books on his head and
record him even though that’s something you never had to do
You get him to quit smoking by telling him a
true prince would never do such a thing
He almost cries
HE LOVES DOING PHOTO SHOOTS WITH YOU, HE WILL
USE AN EXCUSE TO BE IN A MAGAZINE WITH YOU
“it’s your half birthday”
“it’s national best friend’s day”
“it’s tHE ANNIVERSARY OF THE DAY WE FIRST DID IT
zen pls no
He wears his future crown at home when no one
He’s really happy that you’re a public figure so
he can flaunt you when you guys go out <3
She knew the second you introduced yourself in
She’s honestly dazzled, a real life princess???
What is this???
But she kept herself in check, she realized you
probably have a lot of people who hound you on a regular basis, she didn’t
wanna be one of them
But she honestly loves talking to about your
country’s political system
With your leadership skills and Jaehee’s
organizational skills, you both work together to implement programs for
You two are a power couple omg, literally
unstoppable, you two even consider starting clean water projects in other
Jaehee considers opening a coffeeshop chain
in your country
She loves seeing you dress up!!! You’re so
adorable and beautiful in all the elegant clothing <3
She totally doesn’t take pictures of you when
you aren’t looking, there’s no way she has an album of 300 pictures of you
She’s really afraid of how the world will react
when they find out you two are actually together???
Dumbass tabloids think you two are “gal pals”
But you don’t care, even if you have to step
down, you don’t care
“Listen Jaehee, I love you. You’re my best
friend and I would not trade that for the world. If my country wants me to step
down because I have a girlfriend, I will. I’ll find a life with you because I
cannot imagine a life without you.”
tEARS SO MANY TEARS
Jaehee highkey lowkey uses you to meet famous
people (but she loves you, es okay)
You don’t really mind though, it makes her happy
So you take her to as many events as you can,
you want to make her smile as much as you can
You love this precious little bean and you are going to give her the world
Of course he knew who you were, he wasn’t an
And while it was nice to know that you weren’t
with him for the money
He was kinda disappointed???
You’re a princess, you have the entire world at
He wanted to spoil you, but you??? Have???
Everything you want or need???
But with the help of Zen but with his
brilliant mind, he was able to come up with stuff he knew you never got!
hE WILL MAKE SO MANY THINGS FOR U
He started making food for you <3
And yes it tastes terrible at first but it got
better after awhile!
At the beginning he was the type to just put
the entire egg with the shell in cake mix
hE’S SO CUTE IN AN APRON OMG
He takes knitting classes???
He knits you everything he possibly can, a
sweater, scarf, gloves, beanies
He totally doesn’t knit a baby blanket and
baby hat for your future kids
He supports your decision not become queen
because you decided you wanted to do other than things than run a country
Like be his totally hot secretary
You eventually move into his place and he lowkey
feels ashamed bc it’s so much smaller than what you’re used to
But you assure him that you prefer his place
because smaller places feel so much more homey than mansions
You’re actually much busier than Jumin when it
comes to work so he’s always home before you and he spoils you so much
When you come home, you can always expect a
There’s alwaysa warm meal that he makes because he’s not letting someone else do
something for you that he can
When you have really bad days at work, he runs a
nice, hot bubble bath couple with candles and rose petals
He’s pretty much ur house spouse, who knew Jumin
could take on such a domestic role???
But he’s still senpai in the sheets
Ofc he found out when he did a background search
And he’s so fascinated by you???
You help run a country??? You do so many good
He’ll never understand though
someone as great as you fall for someone as terrible as him
Everything you do is so great and he’s stuck in
a field of work that could get him killed
But with your power, you’re able to get him out
of his job
And he’s so, so thankful to you
He doesn’t really let himself be vulnerable in
front of you but when you told him you could help him, he cried for hours
What did he do to get someone as amazing you???
He doesn’t know it but you totally got
someone to assassinate his dad
You actually help him get a job as an engineer
He hates using you for your connections but he
knows he deserves the job, he’s not going to deny his talent and ability
He’s so thankful for you
And he becomes your right-hand man??? Anytime
you need to make a difficult decision about your country, he’s there for you!!!
He gets a pet monkey so he can compare
himself to Aladdin
“Listen children,,, you don’t know how hard life
was for me,,, I was a beggar,,, always stealing food to survive,,,”
“Saeyoung, stop lying to the children and
actually teach them, I wanted you to get the kids interested in computers”
“I was nothing but a boy with a monkey and a
You two come up with a plan to get kids more
interested in computers and he’s in charge <3
He loves teaching all the children! They’re all
silly and goofy like him
He has no idea where he would be without you and
he’s so glad he met you
This boy has no idea, like none at all
Rika chose you to retrieve the phone, and he was
just supposed to follow you
And he knows like nothing about pop culture “It’s
useless information that’ll take up space in my brain” so he didn’t know
who you were
He finds out one day when he sees an article
about you helping open up a school in a third world country???
Like he thought you were amazing before
You were the one who helped him through his
therapy, through all the nightmares that plagued his nights, through all the
bad thoughts that overwhelmed him
In his head, you’d always been his queen
But it turns out you’re actually a princess?!?!
help so much around the world
He could deal with you being a princess if it
weren’t for the fact that you were a huge philanthropist
You educated women in India about reproductive
health??? You helped teach disabled children in China??? yOU DONATED 25 MILLION
DOLLARS TO A HOSPITAL IN SEOUL???
He actually killed someone and you helped people
live longer and better
He actually avoids you for a few weeks after he
He’s just having a hard time coming to terms
with it? You’re a goddess and he’s the
devil, why are you with him?
But you weren’t having any of it, you literally
kicked his door down, you gave him his space and now you were going to talk
He ends up crying in your lap
But you manage to talk it out with him and you
make it very clear that you aren’t going
“I love you, okay? You don’t have to understand
why I do, but you need to know that I do. I don’t care if you think I deserve
better because I choose you, Saeran. I
will always choose you.”
He eventually decides he wants to help people
Yes, he made a huge mistake in the past, one
that he is so sorry for, and he will spend the rest of his life trying to make
up for that
He’s no V, he’ll never be an angel, but he’s
sure as hell gonna make the world a less crappy place
He comes up with so many great ideas!
Music programs for underprivileged children!
Reading classes for uneducated adults! Programs that help teenagers get work
He creates so many outreach programs and he’s so
happy that you gave him the chance to do that
Started from the bottom now we’re here
This boy is as clueless as Saeran
Between photography and Rika and being a
dumbass, he doesn’t pay much attention to the world
He ends up finding out through Jumin??
“Oh by the way MC’s father is going to be
visiting my father, we’re going to talk about having MC model for one of our
He’s honestly so happy though
You’re such a fantastic person who else could
put up with him pining after Rika for so long and you deserve everything
You deserve all the praise and attention you get
He totally doesn’t fantasize about becoming a
And he so doesn’t go around singing Disney
“anD AT LAST I SEE THE LIGHT”
“what was that honey?”
“Thinking about the top 10 things a blind person
will never say”
This boy is such a saint, you two implement a
program to help disabled children
And not only does he help implement the program,
but he actually participates in it???
Crying cause V deserves the world
He becomes your family’s official photographer!
This happens because he was lowkey salty when
you hired someone else for an event
“Oh you need my help getting something from the
high shelf??? Why don’t you ask that photographer?”
V pls shut up
But you do drag him to one of your photoshoots
and after that he’s as addicted as Zen
You two make such a beautiful couple, how could
he not be addicted???
He has pictures of you everywhere in his
And he knows how much you love him, he can
always feel it, but he absolutely adores
the expression on your face when you’re looking at him and seeing it from an
outside perspective makes him want to cry
-skill in mathematics and in scientific areas usually
-worry and overthink a lot
-must pay attention to diet
-very observant and very practical
-great at planning and organizing things
-you may change your career often
-interests usually lie in
-health could suffer from overwork
-may have more than one job
The summer extra session classes have started. My hectic schedule has gotten even busier. I remember in January, we had the winter session classes and I was working 16 hours a day. I don’t even know how I did it. There’s so much coming up at work. After the extra summer classes end, there will be intensive planning for the new semester. I will also be interviewing 100 students that will be coming up to my department in September. New teachers will be observing my classes starting this week and I’ll be training new teachers in August. On Monday, I cried ugly tears during the staff meeting because the director talked about the effort that I put in over the past year and how my contract was coming to an end. She was crying too. I wasn’t crying because I was sad. I was crying because it’s been such a hard year haha. Over the weekend, I was really stressed about buying my plane ticket because my card wasn’t working. But after 4 phone calls to the Korean Air service center and after going to the bank twice, I finally succeeded in buying my plane ticket to go home. I’ll have to work my ass off for another 5 weeks but I really can’t believe that my contract is almost over. I’m worried about finding a new job but I’m trying not to think about it too deeply because I have more than enough going on right now.
I can’t even sleep because I have so many thoughts inside my head right now ~
We see the mind like a house, so if your house is on fire, you need to take care of the fire, not to go look for the person that made the fire. Take care of those emotions first; it’s the priority. Because anything that comes from a place of fear and anxiety and anger will only make the fire worse. Come back and find a place of calm and peace to cool the flame of emotion down.
Reproductive Justice (RJ) isn’t just abortions. And it’s not just just about cis white women.
• RJ is folx of color not having children bc they are afraid of them being killed due to racist injustice.
• RJ is transmasculine (transmen, non-binary afab people, bois/boys, etc) folx being denied medical care because of our trans status, that is if we can even afford it.
• RJ is predominantly folx of color not being to keep their children or give them up for adoption, even if they wanted to, bc they can’t afford the medical bills that come with having a baby.
• RJ is folx who don’t speak fluent English having limited access to medical care, no matter what their decision is.
• RJ is dark-skinned folx receiving less pain meds during pregnancy or the doctor will ignore them all together bc of racist stereotypes which puts their bodies under unnecessary stress which in turn effects the fetus.
• RJ is transmasculine folx being misgendered by hospital staff.
• RJ is transmasculine folx having to teach our health care providers about our bodies, HRT, detransitioning (bc you can’t be on T if you’re pregnant), basic do’s and dont’s, etc. all while being sensationalized as a “pregnant man”.
• RJ is medical staff assuming you want an abortion since you’re transmasc.
And that’s all I got so far. Please add more. And I like the word ‘folx’.
for being so strong, brave and kind.
for speaking so openly about mental health.
for teaching us to always keep fighting.
for always staying positive and making other people smile.
for treating your fans as your friends.
and a million other things.
thanks for existing you beautiful ray of sunshine.
I hope you have an incredible day filled with love surrounded by your family and friends. Because nobody deserves it more than you. I love you, more than anything.
This January, our staff member Karen took on a new role as a Senior Sexuality Educator and Trainer focusing on Sexuality Education for Adults. This new program, which offers workshops in consent and communication, STIs, contraception, and sexual and reproductive wellness, is open to anyone 18 years old and upwards, and was conceived with adults and seniors in mind.
“There’s a myth that older people don’t need sex education,” Karen says. “But lots of adults have gaps in their knowledge.”
As part of her new role, Karen travels to Queens and Brooklyn facilitating workshops at community centers, shelters for individuals disconnected from housing, public libraries, assisted living communities, and support groups. At the end of every workshop, she makes sure that all participants know how and where to make an appointment at a health center like PPNYC.
“Many of the people I meet, for different reasons, have never been to a doctor, or are afraid to go,” Karen notes.
She even brings along teaching aids like speculums and birth control demonstrators to demystify components of sexual health care.
Teaching adults sex ed has its own special challenges. “One of the hardest things is convincing adults that it’s okay to ask questions,” Karen says. She’s enthusiastic about her opportunity to develop the program:
“We are building new partnerships and just started offering workshops in February, so it’s been really exciting to see this new program come to life.”
I just got home and faceplanted onto my bed. I’m so tired. After two hours of training the new teacher and 400 minutes of teaching, I was done with my work duties by 11:30 p.m. But I lesson planned for my discussion class until 3:20 a.m. Then, my brain just shut down and I decided to come home.
But before I left work, I read what my work duties were for tomorrow. I have to give the new teacher detailed reports about every single one of my students and progress lesson plan reports for all of my classes by Friday. I don’t even know how many students and classes I teach because I have too many….
Like how am I going to get everything done on time?? I mean, I know I’ll get it done somehow but I won’t be getting any sleep until Saturday morning. I’m not even done with my lesson plans for tomorrow but I’m already ready to pass out. I guess it’s time to drink the coffee and energy drinks I bought on the way home 😂
oh man my middle school was the kind of place where when i was in high school, i would say where i had gone, and people would immediately just say “i’m so sorry”
shit that happened at my middle school:
6th grade math/science teacher who pretended he was teaching us health, but was actually just showing us every single Planet Earth documentary. that was basically his teaching style for the entire year, so i learned Nothing.
teeny tiny security guard who was a former hand model and who liked to wear pink jump suits with her name on the back. she was terrifying and wore clown shoes and like, this sounds fake but it’s not. she was. really something. my father once described her as the scariest woman he’s ever met. she haunts my dreams, and we never interacted other than me passing by her in the halls.
this isn’t about like, teachers or people, but the facilities were so trash that in seventh grade, my lit/history class was in a portable, and the ceiling had a tendency to leak on people’s desks when it rained. i live……. in a temperate rainforest. you can imagine how this was like. an issue.
one time a girl in my grade decided to see how long she could hold her breath so she passed out in front of the main office
my seventh grade science teacher was convinced that wearing a tiara made her taller. she also believed that we were all going to die in The Big One (aka the giant earthquake that’s overdue in my area) and instilled a life-long fear of earthquakes in me. one time in that class we watched the goonies “for science”. she was also like, pretty obsessed with flamingos and had them All Over her classroom, which was just a lot.
the other seventh grade science teacher was old and planning to retire, but was forced into early retirement by her students because my year was so terrible. there was fire involved, if my memory serves me.
teeny tiny math teacher known to be made of evil but also like, beloved by her students who absolutely hated me. had a vendetta against me and believed me to be doing wrong in all situations. she had an unnerving habit of walking around the classroom and banging table legs back into place using a hammer, in the middle of quiet work periods.
one time after a series of events involving how terrible my year was and a bunch of administrative changes, my entire grade was sat down and told that we were so horrible nobody wanted to be our vice principal (we had vice principals for each grade, and nobody wanted to be the person to deal with us) (we eventually got some dude but he was Not excited about it)
“boobsketball” was a common past-time during lunch that the boys at the next table over had a habit of playing. my friends and i were regularly the targets. have you ever picked cheez-its out of your bra? how about carrots? no? 0/10 would not recommend.
the grand finale of all of this is definitely the time during the eighth grade where some girls at my middle school were cyberbullying a girl who went to a local high school. the high school girl’s mom showed up at my middle school, physically assaulted the girls who were bullying her daughter, punched my principal in the face, and made my lit teacher cry.
this is just like…… a tiny sample of the stuff that happened at my middle school, lmao.