A Few Words

Though I’ve really only known them since January, two of my best coworkers have been so ridiculously supporting and encouraging I just have to write to thank them! 

So Mrs. S. and Mrs. J., thanks! 

Yesterday I went off the edge of sanity a little bit… It was pretty embarrassing but it happened. Mrs. S. said that she had noticed how much better I am at keeping the kids under my thumb. I am so thankful she took the time to talk to me and to calm me down a little. 

Mrs. J. reminded me that everywhere you go you will have coworkers but you won’t always find family. Family… that’s the best way to put my feelings for my fellow teachers. 

I’m feeling better and I have decided that instead of squatting in my classroom like I have all year, I am going to make it look the way I want it to before summer. I can’t leave the year not liking where I am. I just have to make more choices to be happy. 

I love all the people I work with and I think right at this moment in my life I have to choose my dream team over my dream job… It’s a tricky place to be deciding between two things you love but instead of letting it pull me apart anynore, I’m making the choice to be happy with one of those things. I’m not sure I would be happy without my school family and that makes me realize that I won’t always like my job. I may not even be able to find anything I like about it but the people who work with me. 

The people at my school are seriously amazing and I could not do life without them! 

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Cake and Tamales

Today is Galentines Day, the day where you can share how much you appreciate the ladies in your life. I made 2 dozen cupcakes, a dozen chocolate covered peanut butter oreos, and 6 dozen vanilla pretzel snaps. I took some to school and some to the library for the wonderful ladies who have helped me out so much this year! 

While I was at the library, one of the students in the room across from me ran home and brought me some tamales. It was so sweet. We even had a conversation about how she could be so smart and inspirational she could be to other Mexican American girls. It was so nice to see all the women who inspire me and have a deep conversation with a young lady who is so sweet. I forget during the day how much is going on in these fourth grader’s lives. It makes me appreciate even more all of the lovely women who take time out of their busy day to make me feel better and tell me how to be a better person. 
So, happy Galentines Day. Thanks to all the fantastic and inspiring ladies who put up with me everyday. I love you all and I can’t believe how lucky I have been. You can’t possibly know how much of a difference you have made for me. I love you all!