I’m new to #kinderchat and #kinderblog13 – but the last two topics have resonated with me – “dream” and “fear”.
When I think about what I want to accomplish professionally, my dreams, they all somehow tie into being an amazing teacher. A champion for my students. Brave enough to counteract despicable policy changes that threaten to tarnish what I work so hard to protect. I dream of writing children’s books. I dream of seeing my former students grow into being the best they can be. I dream of sitting in my rocking chair, in my classroom, with kindergarteners, well past retirement age. This is a dream I have had since I was very young- playing school with my stuffed animals.
My fear ties in to my dream. I fear my dreams won’t come to fruition. I fear that I will fall short of being a champion – that there may be students I just can’t reach. That I will fall short of the bravery needed to stand up for my students 200% of the time. That I will fall short of making it way past retirement, because I let policy scare me away.
Luckily – I don’t give much credit to my fears. I am an optimist – to a fault some would say. Notorious for wearing rose colored glasses even after they have been shattered to smithereens. My love for my job and for my students is a driving force not to be reckoned with.
I will continue to dream – despite my fears.
I will continue to be brave – despite my fears.
I will be a champion.