As I'm typing this, there are less than 12 hours left in 2011!
Reflecting back on this year, what will I remember? What had the most impact on me?
This year started out as a rough one, but thankfully ended on a much brighter note! I had a tough, never-want-that-kind-of-year-again school year last year. So bad, that I strongly considered quitting my job which I truly love! I've managed to put most of that out of mind after spending my summer thinking, crying, praying, soul-searching...and forgiving those that hurt me.
Happily, this school year has been SO much better! There are still tough days and difficult students, but we just have to take those in stride.
I was asked to teach two new content areas this year which made me quite nervous in the beginning. Now that I feel settled in, I am honestly enjoying it. Math will always be my passion, but Science and Social Studies are fun to teach as well! If anything, making me move from my comfort zone has made me a stronger person and a stronger teacher. Challenge is always a good thing in my book!
In short, I am thankful for the year I had...both personally and professionally! I mean, who wouldn't be thankful for the new blog world I've joined, the new friends I've made along the way, the new obsession I found called Pinterest, the new hobby I took up - crochet, and many, many other happy, feel-good things from the year!?!
I hope you have had at least a decent 2011 and I hope you have an outstanding 2012!
Until next year...