Sunday, July 24, 2016
Change Will Do You Good...I Hope
Change is not easy, we all know that, but it may be one of the greatest things for you. This year, I am changing schools. I will still be teaching first grade, but I will be setting up shop in a building unfamiliar to me. I will be leaving my teaching family, my home-away-from-home. This is a choice that I made, but it is still one that I am struggling with. Don't get me wrong, I am beyond excited, yet at the same time, I am so nervous and overwhelmed. The mere act of setting up a classroom from scratch is exhausting to think about. Plus, getting to know a new staff and fitting in is scary. Have you ever felt this way? How did you overcome these fears?
I have decided to take all of my nervousness and turn it into excitement. This year, I get to start over. I get to relate to my students' feelings of nervousness on the first day. I get to be the "new kid" that everyone supports (at least I hope). Most importantly, I get to challenge myself to be my BEST self.
Are you resisting change or embracing it?