If things had come together like I had hoped, I would have missed out on both of the experiences with my grandmothers. Instead, I have moments I can treasure for the rest of my life. So when things don't go as you plan, just know God can see the big picture. We are limited by what we think we know.
I interviewed for the position, but later pulled my name from the list of candidates. My husband was frustrated and extremely disappointed. I was a wreck. I didn’t want to hurt him, but didn’t I have to be real with myself?
I don't know what this next school year holds. But I do know that I love watching these kids grow, and learn, and fuss, and laugh, and work, and achieve, and connect, and mature. This is what teaching is about, and I want to be a part of that.
Don't you hate it when you thought your life was heading in an awesome direction, only to have everything halt? Just when you think you have it all figured out and you're on the right path, life pulls the rug out from under you causing you to fall down. Hard.
I have been a restaurant manager, a public relations coordinator, a massage therapist, a legal assistant, an administrative assistant, and more. I have struggled to find where I would be the most satisfied and finally decided to sit down and take a hard look at my patterns. The one thing that stuck out to me above everything else was how many times different paths led me to teaching and/or mentoring.
Success does not equate to wealth. There are much more impactful ways by which success should be measured.
I decided to give up on writing...