Month: June 2015

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step – Lao Tzu

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There are so many thoughts in my head as I start this journey, that I am having trouble concentrating.  I am excited to be back in school.  I’m worried I have forgotten how to be a student.  I wonder if I can do this.  Do I even want to do this?

I teach Algebra.  It is concrete and black and white like I am.  Writing is difficult for me. It is too subjective and personal.  I struggle to get words out of my head and onto paper.  I never know what to say and it makes me feel awkward.  I am a very private person, keeping my innermost thoughts and feelings to myself.  Publishing these thoughts causes me great anxiety.  But I know that I grow the most when I am uncomfortable.  I will be growing A LOT over the next couple years.

At night, in the dark, I wonder why I am returning to school.  Am I making a good choice?  But then a small voice from the farthest reaches of my mind reassures me.  It reminds me that I like challenges, that I love to learn.  That everything seems overwhelming at the start.  And so it is.

This is my first step.                                         footprints