The thing is, this pressure comes from how much we LOVE OUR STUDENTS and how dedicated we are to them and their education. But still, we are only second year teachers, and we cannot do it all. Every year we will learn a little more and be able to take on a little more. And our students will benefit from it. The important thing is to set small goals and truly take time to appreciate how far we have come. Anyways, tonight I remembered a quote that I felt was appropriate for this conversation. It's from the book The Runner's Guide to the Meaning of Life by Boston Marathon Winner Amby Burfoot, and while about running, I honestly think it can be applied to any area of life.
I have learned that there is no failure in running, or in life,
as long as you keep moving.
It's not about speed.
And gold medals.
It's about refusing to be stopped.
You might find that one particular direction proves difficult,
but there are many points on a compass.
Infinite, in fact.
As long as you keep searching, you'll find your winning way.
That's what I will be remembering this week: It's about keeping moving, keeping trying, keeping teaching, keeping coming back and not giving up on the kids. It's about refusing to be stopped. :)