I have come to fall in love with teaching in Catholic schools. What are YOU in love with?...

"Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you will do with your evenings, how you will spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything." - Pedro Arrupe

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Freudian Slip...?

It happened. I knew it would slip some time, and this afternoon it finally did.

I teach fourth grade.

Wait a second, that's not right anymore. It's so ingrained in my head that when someone asks me what grade I teach, the natural response is fourth.

But I teach middle school now.

Gosh, that's so strange to say. I feel that after 5 years I will always be a 4th grade teacher.

The closer I get to the start of school, the harder it is for me to say/admit my move up to those lovely teenage years. But I truly am excited, it's just not natural yet.

Ask me this time next year, and I'll probably answer with a sigh and with definite signs of gray hairs that I do, in fact, teach middle school.

Here goes nothing...

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