I was sorting through some of my old blog post drafts recently, and I came across one that I wrote during my relief teaching years. So, here is a post from about 5 years ago that was almost never published. I hope that it encourages you to notice the power of perspective in your own teaching situation.
As difficult as it is, I’m beginning to accept the fact that sometimes things are out of our control. However, I’m also beginning to realise that one of the most beautiful things about life is its unpredictability. And perhaps by holding more loosely to our expectations as we learn to embrace what comes our way, we’ll be pleasantly surprised at what that vast unknown holds for us.
Experiencing a miscarriage can be a traumatic and isolating experience. As a Christian, events like this can shake our faith. I found the following songs and readings to be a helpful reminder to turn to God through the heartache of my miscarriage, and I pray that you will find some comfort and support through these resources too.
There are moments in life where words cannot express the sorrow and heartbreak. This is one of those moments. Yet, I sit here attempting to do the impossible.
I have come to the end of my first year as a full-time classroom teacher, and what a whirlwind it has been. As I reflect on my experience so far, the only way I can think to sum it all up is by saying: it did not go as expected. The things that I thoughtContinue reading “Always Searching”
Whenever I enter a new year, I like to reflect on the things I have learned. I use this as a way of finding closure, but it also keeps me thankful as it reminds me of all the opportunities I have been given to learn and grow. Life is ever changing, and that is what makes it so interesting.
Sometimes it’s a frantic rush to get ready and out of the house on time. Sometimes you still manage to get to work early. Sometimes you don’t.
Recently I was teaching a beautiful group of reception children. I was quite familiar with this class, as I had worked with them before, and so they were excited to see me again. One of the little girls in the class had brought her ‘pet dog’ along to keep her company for the day.
Have you ever stopped to reflect on the amazing capacity humans have to bounce back from times of struggle? At so many points in our lives we experience rejection, heartbreak, disappointment, grief and yet we continue to move forward despite it all. We persist through the difficult times until the ‘season changes’ and we find our joy again.