Aug 21, 2011

And The Beat Goes On

I head back to work next week. This has been quite a long summer vacation for me. This is the first time in four years that I didn't teach during summer school. I really needed the rest.

This was also my first summer without Marcos. I had moments when I walked the streets with tears in my eyes. I then brought myself back by knowing Marcos' spirit is transitioning within divine light, remembering that I'm blessed, believing miracles happen everyday, and knowing things will get better.

I've also been assigned to a new school. I have mixed feelings about the change, because, my former school is going into major turnaround and I wanted to be a part of that process. However, the district thinks my bilingual skills are needed elsewhere.

I promised myself I will show up to the new school with an open heart and mind in order to give my best. At the end of the day I also know I will become immediately invested in the success of my new students.

I'm going to keep on, keeping on.


Todd HellsKitchen said...

Sounds like your attitude is well aligned with a renewed purpose... And that's what summer vacations are for!!! Peace!!

Joy said...

Best wishes for a fulfilling and enriching school year. Your students are fortunate to have you. I think about you often and wonder how you deal with your loss of Marcos. It sounds as if you are healing, and I'm glad.

Anonymous said...

You are a good soul and a "gran maestro", I'm sure your new students will be very successful.