I’ll be brutally honest. This has been my most difficult and least enjoyable year I have ever had in teaching.
I will spare you all the details, but I have lost my passion, my vision, my burning desire.
And the worst part? I had convinced myself it was not my fault; that it was because of the position I had been put in, the jobs I had been given, etc.
I allowed myself to become completely overwhelmed. I haven’t been on my professional twitter account in months (until 2 hours ago) and so of course, I haven’t participated in any of my favorite twitter chats in way too long. I haven’t read my Zite articles. I haven’t stayed connected. I have forgotten about the bigger picture.
Praise The Lord for winter break. Just what I needed.
Completely disengaged with all things professional.
2 full weeks of my beautiful little family and wonderful friends and good food and lovely drinks.
The result? I have decided I can handle all the madness.
I need to re-engage and create my own learning. I have to. Otherwise, I will go mad.
And most importantly, I have rediscovered the fact that I am the ONLY person that can make this happen. It is both a very powerful and very sobering thought.
I think it will take a little while to regain my mojo, to get my groove back. But I am completely enthralled with the potential of education. I have to be a part of this.
So here’s to 2014! May we all continue to pursue our passions and live in a purposeful way.