Thursday, August 25, 2011

I Survived! (and so can you)

Tuesday, August 23 was the first day of school. (I teach) I have had about 25 first days of school so far, but none-the-less, I was a bit nervous this year. See, I had been teaching 2nd grade for so long, I forgot how to do other grades. I made a decision earlier this year to move to 1st grade.
Well, FDR was right. I had nothing to fear but fear it self. I persevered and went to my class with confidence. It was a wonderful day. The kids were great and I felt so happy and calm and I felt like I was enjoying my job for the first time in a long time.

Sometimes we are prompted to make scary changes and sometimes we have to. I am glad I was able to follow my feelings and change grades. It has made a big difference in my life.

So if you have to make a change, go for it. It will be great especially if it is the right thing to do.


Candace said...

Cute cartoon! I'm happy you had a good day. It sounds like you are in the right place. Have a great weekend!

Susan Anderson said...

I'm so glad this change has worked out well for you, Karen!


Therapist San Francisco said...

I love this cartoon! It reminds me of my daughter's first day of kindergarten when she came home and said, "mommy, it was fun... but I don't think I'm going to go back."

Too cute!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Glad it went well. Love the joke.
Have a nice weekend.

Grandma Honey said...

I think this will be one of your best years yet!

Kim@stuffcould.... said...

Congrats on surviving the first day:) Cute cartoon also