I am completely looking forward to meeting each of my students tomorrow. I'm grateful for this summer. It was my busiest ever, but it was also my most fulfilling spiritually to this point. I took a lot of time to reflect on things and I have to say I grew leaps and bounds. Well, maybe I didn't grow leaps and bounds, but I definitely reconnected with things. Things that I lost sight of with the tumultuous events of last school year. They were tumultuous in that I was taken out of my comfort zone and stretched. I was stretched liked William Wallace in"Braveheart." In that stretching I discovered and rediscovered, who I am in Christ. I had to be reminded of a few things- He's with me always, I need not fear "the arrows of night," "No weapon formed against me shall prosper," and "I am more than a conqueror" to name a few. At many points last year I felt like I couldn't get my footing, but even in that He still blessed me to encourage my students. With that, all of the turmoil was worth it. Completely worth it. My prayer this year is that I remain focused on the charge at hand, while taking each experience as a meaningful lesson that is in sequence propelling me toward His desired plan. I never thought I would be here today. If I followed my plan, I would be a lawyer and probably living on the East Coast. I am so thankful for guidance and direction from God. I couldn't imagine my life any other way. I truly understand now the meaning of resigning my will to Him. I couldn't imagine not being a vessel of encouragement for Him. Serving Him while serving my students is absolutely one of the greatest things I have ever done. I am humbly thankful that He trusts me to educate, enlighten, and empower my students, no matter what the cost is to me. #queenesthermoment #educator #vessel #future #worthit
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(I've been keeping up with this since June 3rd. It dawned on me that I needed to share with you amazing, wonderfully awesome people!!)
06.03.11- At thirty, you do not feel bad or like it's rude to politely excuse someone from your life without his/her permission.
06.04.11- At thirty, you realize that YOU are YOU and HE loves YOU just the way you are. --Those things I don't like about myself I pray and ask Himto take those traits and use them positively.
06.05.11 -- At thirty, you've learned the value of a dollar and how to make it work for you realizing that sowing into God's kingdom is the best insurance!
06.06.11--At thirty, you can look back at your twenties and say: Thank you for teaching me who I am, thank you for putting up with my indecisiveness, my desire to be a people-pleaser, my apprehensiveness about accidentally stepping on people's toes...
06.07.11--At thirty, you've learned that peace of mind regardless of hardship is the end all be all contentment in Him.
06.08.11--At thirty, you stop making and accepting excuses.
06.09.11-- At thirty, you realize that you aren't perfect and realize that you shouldn't be and having that expectation or allowing someone to impose that expectation on you is beyond ridiculous. And, you don't expect others to be perfect, either!
06.10.11-- At thirty, you've identified your strengths and your weaknesses and you allow both of them to shape you into a better person.
06.11.11--At thirty, you've realized that saying "no" is not a four-lettered word.
06.12.11--At thirty, you realize that balance is key.
06.13.11--At thirty, you listen for what is not said.
06.14.11--At thirty, you don't necessarily look at life through rose colored glasses, but you don't cast hope away either. You understand that reality is present, but you don't allow reality to cause your faith to wane.
06.15.11--At thirty, you understand what it means to love and accept yourself and others--flaws and all! Flaws keep it interesting!
06.16.11--At thirty, embracing one's natural beauty is so completely empowering!!
06.17.11- At thirty, you value your time and understand the difference between spending it and investing it.
06.18.11- At thirty, you can wade through and identify foolishness and see what's really being said or not said.
06.19.11--At thirty, you value the sound opinion of those who care about you without feeling like they're trying to "check" you.
06.20.11--At thirty, you really consider your health and work to maintain or improve it, especially when considering having a family one day.
06.21.11--At thirty, while considering your health, however, you're still not afraid to treat yourself to good food.
06.22.11--At thirty, you learn to sift through mass amounts of information using your discernment to make the best decision for yourself!
06.23.11--At thirty, you know the difference between being selfish and self-preservation.
06.24.11--At thirty, you've pegged your sense of style and no matter what end of the spectrum it's on, you rock it with confidence and pizzazz.
06.25.11--At thirty, you appreciate the simple things.
06.26.11--At thirty, you cut the deadweight and feel good about it!
06.27.11--At thirty, you love unapologetically.
06.28.11--At thirty, you give in love and it feels good!!
06.29.11--At thirty, you don't apologize for being who and what you are.
06.30.11--At thirty, you've learned to mentally process things before you digest them.
07.01.11--At thirty, life really is what you make it and you make it good!
07.02.11--At thirty, you know that you are rockin' awesome, but not the end all be all of the universe. ;)
07.03.11--At thirty, YOU ROCK!! LIKE ALWAYS!
Ever evolving and growing!