When I started writing this blog a year and a half ago I sat down and tried to think about what unique perspective I brought to the world as an educator. Back then, as a 30-year-old former magazine editor turned 8th grade reading and writing teacher just finishing my first year in the classroom, I knew I shouldn’t try to speak from a place of classroom expertise. As I looked around I realized that what was a little different about me than some of the other teachers I knew was that I loved it. Truly loved it. And that is the perspective I try to write from – a teacher who stumbled into her true professional love and wants to share.
I haven’t been sharing that love here as much this year and I would like. I have been caught up in a whirlwind of life and have only in the last few weeks started to slow down again enough to return to normal. My school has gone one-to-one with iPads, and I keep feeling like I should write a post about that, but so far inspiration hasn’t struck on that topic. I’m sure it’s coming.
What inspired me today was a question asked by my minister at church. In the spirit of an upcoming week of thankfulness, he asked: “When you look around at all you have, do feel like you have it because you are good, lucky, or blessed?” I thought it was a great question.
I have an amazing family and wonderful friends. I love the job I do, the place I do it, and the people who do it with me. I definitely didn’t end up in this place because I’m just that good, and I don’t think it’s blind luck, although I feel lucky every day. I am blessed. Blessed and thankful.
I just wanted to share that although I haven’t been posting all that much, I still Love::Teaching. I hope you all have a week of blessings and giving thanks.