Friday, September 9, 2011
Just how far...
would you go to ensure the success of a student? In my new position, I have found that it is pretty dang far. For example, today I (as a result of some things I can't really tell you all about due to that pesky confidentiality) ran a quarter of a mile and did the monkey bars. I don't love exercising (I prefer to lose weight when needed by not eating). I sometimes run for exercise, but I don't love it. But today, I was an active participant in PE because I love my students. I'm not telling this because now I think I'm some sort of rockstar. I'm not (my less than stellar moments outweigh the rockstar by 4:1 if I'm being honest). I'm telling this because I want everyone to know I love my job. To most (including but not limited to my DH) it seems like I may have finally gone off the deep end. When I tell people what I do, I get the wide eyed slow back away most of the time. But, I absolutely love it (to quote BIST, "Even when it's hard"). I love my students and the puzzles they bring to the table every day. But most of all I love being challenged to bring about success regardless of the cost.
Written for your enjoyment by Frau M.