I just got finished reading blog posts from a couple years ago and had to double check the date. I can’t believe all that time has passed. I read The First Week and Because I’m Happy and was reminded of why I do what I do. (See A Teacher’s Tale, my other blog). I was also amused to see the anxiety and excitement I felt at the beginning of my teaching program. Now I am almost done with my first year of teaching and last year seems so far away. I’m glad to be reminded of it.
I feel grateful to have had opportunities that challenged my way of thinking and pushed at my comfort zone. The fear of getting lost and not doing the right thing are still things I fear whenever I try something new. It is refreshing to go back and see that fear written down knowing that it all really did turn out okay. I am told that time and time again by my family and friends and I know I must work harder to believe it. No matter what, it is always true.
Today marks a quarter of a century in my life and I can look back, proud of what I have done and learned. Just like before though, I find myself in a spot of life that is changing and I know it will all work out. The anxiety is there, the excitement is there, but there is also a sense of sureness. Here’s to the next 25 years.