Thursday, December 17, 2009

Believe like when you were 10

I have almost survived the week before Christmas Break....7 hours to go. I have had to be creative of how to keep the little ones (and at times my own) interest in school. I has been a week of ups and downs, but I see the light at the end of the tunnel...soon.

As demanding, time consuming, difficult, stressful, and heart breaking my job as teacher can be, I sometimes ask myself why do I do this. Is this what I really signed up for? While reading my January issue of Glamour I found this quote and it reminded me of exactly why I am a teacher.

While presenting and recieving an award at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards, Amy Poehler said "the 10-year-old version of me believed the I would be here. So...close your eyes and think about what you were like when you were 10...whether you were singing into the mirror or sitting in a tree...That little person believed that you could be here. And that's why you are here."

By no means do I think I should recieve an award, but I realized that the 10-year-old me believed I would be teaching and influencing the lives of 20 something 8 and 9 year olds each year and that is why I do what I do. Because the 10-year-old me believed.

I needed to read that this week, not only to help me get through the week, but to renew my sense of purpose.


  1. um, i wanted to be a bus when i grew up. yikes.

  2. I needed to hear that quote! Have a great break!