Wednesday, August 3, 2016

hello there, friend,

as i mentioned last week, i keep bumping up against the idea of just beginning... of not overthinking, of just doing. my personality type loves to consider every possibility and because of this i'm often paralyzed by the myriad of ideas i have. it can be difficult to focus my energies and to prioritize.

at the same time, a literal beginning is happening. the start of a new school year begins for me today and for my kids in a matter of days. there is the usual eye-rolling and groaning from those within our house and although i feel this way, too, there is beauty in beginning again.

a new school year is a chance to forge new and better relationships, it provides the structure we resist and yet crave, and for me it offers the chance to make a difference in the lives of the children i teach. it's a chance for my children to move through their days with kindness, treating those around them with compassion. my prayer is that we will rise more often than we fail.