Friday, August 13, 2010

Onward and Forward

Between the Past and the Future  48x48  mixed media

When I was a kid I used to get so excited about "Back to School".  New book bag, new shoes, fresh school was like Christmas. Once there, the excitement lasted about two days - maybe a week.  Now, from a teacher's perspective it is more like: "Where the heck did my summer go?"  I did manage to get alot accomplished this summer...and dealt with some of the pressing things that needed to be taken care of.  But alas, Summer is over ( except for this stifling southern heat ) and back to school it is.  My new-school-years resolution is to NOT stress....wish me luck on that one.  But seriously, I am officially taking my chill pill.  Kids are kids - and it's my job to deal with them.  I want to have fun this year - last year was not so fun ( likely my fault) - in my was a bit of a rough year.  But that was last year.  My new frame of mind comes from working on letting go of the things I can't change.  I can only do what I can do.  I can't change what I can't change.  My summer reading included: The 5 Things You Can't Change: And the Happiness We Find by Embracing Them   by ~ David Richo.  (GREAT BOOK)  I have tried to hammer this philosophy into my brain - "just let it go....just let it go".   I just hope it sticks when I'm facing down a noisy 3rd grader.