Sunday, April 20, 2014

Four Months In

"God will open new doors"
Revelations 3:8

It's the fourth month into the year and blogger tells me I've only blogged TWICE. SAY WHAT? Seriously? Sad. I cannot even believe how fast time goes. It seems like yesterday I was standing in the doorway of my classroom knees shaking, full on anxiety attack to meet my first sixth grade student. I cannot believe my first year of teaching has almost come and gone. There is a saying that goes along the lines of this "don't be afraid of the time it will take you to do something because the time will pass anyways." The truth to this statement is both motivating and brings a little sadness with it. This past year has been filled with change. I cannot believe its been an entire year but as quoted the time sure does pass anyways. My first year teaching has been one filled with hope, inspiration, 78 different life journeys, a lot of tears, even more laughs, some wine, and a lot of coffee. From fireworks in the classroom to the sad reality of twelve year old drug involvement I wouldn't change a single moment of my first year of teaching. I have been forever changed by the lives of my 78 children. Yes, I call them MY children. Because truly that is what they are between the hours of 8 am and 4:30pm.

Along with a year full of teaching I have had many other changes in my life. God opened the doors for me to start grad school where I am pursing a masters in educational counseling. After two years of living the single life God brought me somebody to share all my crazy adventures with and I couldn't be happier! Along with the good comes the trials of this life. I lost my grandma along the way through this year's journey and that season of life still lingers. The sadness, tears, and unstoppable flowing thoughts of never getting to call her up again to tell her my crazy stories. I know she is in a much better place and I will see her again but that doesn't make it any less hard to lose a loved one.

I have been so blessed this past year of change and I cannot wait to see how life continues to turn out. I have a lot planned for this summer including keeping this here space updated on a regular basis. I hope that those of you who come along my little blog that I see as a safe haven stick around to hopefully be inspired.

1 comment:

  1. I love this and you! I'm so proud of you. I cannot believe that it's been almost a year since I was in Houston with you, and since I found out I was moving to Japan! What?! But here I am. You're so right. Time goes so quickly. Keep blogging more. :)