Hi! I'm Alexandra, just your typical English-teaching, book fanatic with a side of chronic illness over here I love all things that have to do with books, reading, writing, and proper grammar. I've always been a reader thanks to my mom and my grandmother. They both took me to the library at an early age, and I can't remember a time when I wasn't reading a book. I would read to and from school on the bus or in the car, I would read rather than going outside to play in the summer, and I still find myself staying up too late to finish just one more chapter. My love of literature led me to become an English teacher. My day job is teaching grades 6-8 all things Literature, Grammar, and Writing.
In 2015 I developed my chronic illness, a form of Dysautonomia called Postural Othostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). My life was completely derailed and I couldn't even leave my bed. The only way I "lived life" for a while was through books. In that first year alone, I read over 150 books! Through hard work, many doctors, and a lot of patience, I've learned how to manage my symptoms and get back to work doing what I love. My passion continues to be finding stories that help all of us find connection with each other.