Courage

I have been lucky enough to have many different positions in the field of education.

I learned a lot at each stop along the way.  In between, some of the transitions were more pleasant than others.  Through it all, each spot was exactly where I was supposed to be in order to learn and grow and be ready for my next opportunity.  A friend of mine shared the  quote below at one of my difficult moments along the way. 

What I found, during two high stress, administrative type positions…is that I am really skilled at walking others through exactly what this quote speaks to.  When someone thinks that teaching is the only thing, but they really do not love it, or are really not skilled at it, this is a scary place to be.  I think I was comfortable with these tough conversations because for myself, I am not able to settle…to just get by…survive.  It is essential that I thrive, and so I am pretty regularly putting one foot in front of the other trying to get to that place.  There was great comfort the day that I realized that there is no such thing as an “arrival”, but this on going journey where you just have to listen and live.

I like that.

So here are those words that helped me so much a long time ago…

“It takes a lot of courage to release the fmiliar and seemingly secure and to embrace the new.  But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.  There is MORE security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is POWER.”   – Alan Cohen

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About attraversiamodarmaz

Midwestern girl who loves big city shopping (note - do not love high heels of any kind) * hate to say that first because I fancy myself a yoga chic too who is into feng shui and a minimalist life but it's just not all true!* I do forget to recycle* LOVE reading and music and most things crafty (the idea of them - very fickle and creative urges come and go faster than light or sound)* Grand chef and baker in my own mind and kitchen - love to mix and match recipes for a glorious new concoction* Gardening would be very successful - I have a flair but short attention span can cause casualties* True bliss is my home filled with three beautiful children (four on the weekends - an amazing Goddaughter)* did forget to feed the beautiful children lunch once when they were too small to remind me* can't find socks for all on some crazy mornings* I'm a learner who just can't help it...a writer in my head, and a college instructor for a half dozen classes a year* can't help my right brain optimism* been a foster mom* am a very grateful mom of adopted children* worst life moment: leaving the E.R. with an empty baby carrier* this is me...pretty much
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