Tuesday, July 12, 2016

On Being Enough

--What will other's think?

--Was it (whatever it may be: a lesson, a meal, a conversation) good enough?

--I want my classroom to be "just right." (AKA perfect in my mind.)

These are thoughts that I sometimes have. Not always, but sometimes. 

Summer is a season of time. So much time to see other teacher's accomplishments, projects, ideas and work (Facebook groups are good for this). It is easy to compare my life to what I see in others'. And feel not good enough.

I'm going to stop. It's going to be a journey. But I will be courageous and do my best. What I really want is connection.

And truthfully, of all the teachers that I know (near and far) no one is out to "be better than someone else." They all want to do their best, be connected with others, and maybe share/collaborate.

Here is my new goal for the year: When I start to feel "not enough" or that I am comparing, I will stop and find a way to make a connection. 

It's going to be a fantastic year!!!
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  1. Aw. I have these feelings and thoughts often. It is a hard work not to compare but what a great idea.... connections are what it is all about.

  2. It's hard work to train your mind NOT to think these things, I feel like we're conditioned to think them somehow, and it's the natural response. However, we all know that comparison is the thief of joy and instead we practice gratitude. Thankful for you! :-)

  3. Awesome Goal! It's hard not to compare yourself to all the ideas you see on pinterest and blogs. However you can only do your best for your students and yourself.

  4. Listen to the whispers not the shouts!!!! You are soooooo more than good enough ... What I love you is that you don't settle for being just good enough though. 💕🐝👍

  5. Oh, I know exactly what you mean. I have those thoughts all the time, too. Amazing what we do to ourselves, isn't it? Something I have to constantly remind myself is that what I see online usually isn't "real": It's just a snapshot of a moment that gives the impression of perfection.

    Here's to your fantastic new year!!


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