The backstory for those of you that don't know is that when I was student teaching, I began to express some of my daily thoughts in the fashion of a blog in which my college friends read. What we all quickly realized is that while life was busy and hectic and we rarely ever saw each other (welcome to the life of an education major), we were all experiencing similar hardships.
For us, my writing provided the opportunity to relate. And so I wrote, and will continue to write for you.
I present to you some of my former blog posts:
- "Panic Ensues" : This blog post makes doesn't even seem stressful anymore... it's regular everyday life. Funny how we've adjusted to this.
- "Tomorrow There's Hope" : Still entirely applicable for today. We sure as hell don't teach for notoriety, fame, or the high salaries. We teach because we have faith in the future.
- "The Next Step" : This blog post is particularly hilarious for me to reread as I see quite literally how far I've come. A special line reads, "I don't know how far I'll be willing to relocate." Apparently the answer was 2,400 miles.
- "My Kids" : This one is also ironic in that I reference the pressure I felt of "in loco parentis" and now I'm literally caring for a teenager for a year of our lives together.
- "The Greatest Game You Can Play" : This actually kind of warms my heart with the joy I still get to experience on a day-to-day basis.
- "The Journey or The Destination?" : I like this one because it reminds me of a few positive things. The past has no control over me, though it is part of my story. And, I'm so in love with life's journey.
One thing has been entirely true throughout this process; the pen and paper, or even this keyboard, help share my joys, my burdens, and my experiences. And while I have a unique story to tell, many of you can relate. And for me, someone who often feels overwhelmed by our (in)significant lives, this helps me see the significance in our short times together.
Continue reading my friends. I'll continue writing.