My first real weekend in so long. I worked in the garden, threw away lots of papers, organized my desk, drank a beer in the middle of the day, bought Rubbermaid “easy find lids” containers, and watched a solar eclipse. I wrote some thank you cards for graduation gifts, made a real dinner, went to the movies, rode the motorcycle, put away my clothes that had been in a basket for over a week now, put together a day/ trundle bed, and ate another piece of cake.
I have to be prepared if I get called in to substitute teach, but I am absolutely in summer mode. How am I going to convince myself to get a summer job now? Aagh.
I am so lucky to have such good friends and relatives, I am closer to my goal for necessary funds for the school in Prague and have new beautiful accessories for while I’m there. Most importantly I have their support and care – that knowledge is more important than money or things!!
This blog is dedicated to each and every person that has been part of my life. Good or bad I have learned so many things along this path. There are parts of where I’m at now, that I always knew would happen. I knew I would travel across the planet, I just didn’t know for sure how. In September that dream will begin being fulfilled. I knew that I would be a teacher, I just didn’t know I’d be a real teacher. I thought I’d teach people the things I’ve been learning, but now… now I’m a real honest to goodness teacher. It was the people in my life that have helped me take the path – the direction that I have been on to get where I am and to go where I’m going.
I made friends along the way that have influenced me long past the time that I’ve been able to hang out with them in person: Tahirih and Brett, Jennifer T, Jennifer E, Dawn K. And new friends that I am so glad for. I hope that I give them as much as they’ve given me. It’s been a long road. Too much of it painful, but because of friends, I’ve made it.
I can honestly say that I now have teachers that have made a difference in my education. It may have taken until college to be able to say that, but now I can say it with full meaning: Lois M., G. Martinez, Kent B., Mel S., both Szasz’s, Alice W., these are incredible teachers, incredible human beings. I feel lucky to have been taught by them.
I know, I know… this is the touchy-feely blog, but I needed to put it out there into the universe that I am grateful. Grateful for the path I’m on and for the people that supported me along the way.
My promise is that I will do my best to support those around me, to encourage and uplift, to learn from and teach.