Thursday, August 21, 2008

Where Is It You Want To Be?

I have to say the graphic above is one of my FAVORITE from the North Star book! Absolutely a perfect representation of life. The 'signs' we see sometimes point us in different directions. Today was the first day of school. My new schedule is a killer and adding in extra 'first day' activities have left me absolutely exhausted.

There have been many signs lately that have left me questioning if where I am right now is where I should be. The smiles and hugs from students today helped me realize that I am where I belong for this part of the journey. Who knows where the signs will point tomorrow, but for today....I was exactly where I needed to be.

Graphic above from "The North Star" by Peter H. Reynolds. Used with gracious permission! Please go read the book online, or better yet, buy a copy. It is a beautiful book that you will look at time and time again!

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SherryC said...

Keep thinking those positive thoughts and focusing on the kids. They are the reason we do what we do. It is too bad that not all teachers support teachers, but find your PLN for that and try to ignore the negative side to our world! Hang in there!

Kobus van Wyk said...

Quite a sobering thought - where DO you want to be? Sometimes we have perceptions of where we want to be (the-grass-seems-greener syndrome); but where we are may be the best place for us. Sometimes we are blinded by the daily hassles and do not see the value of our current situation. On the other hand, sometimes it is time to move on ... I like your idea for the sign posts. But then we have to keep our eyes open for these signals and follow them.