Monday, February 13, 2012

10 Years Ago!

Last summer, I was able to reconnect with a friend I met 10 years ago, and I blogged about some changes of the past 10 years.

Ten years ago, I had finished my college degree and was beginning my career. A career I wasn't sure I could handle. I had visions of Dead Poets Society dashed by my reality of lazy high schoolers who thought they could bully me and my standards down. Almost coming to a complete break-down by Christmas break, the school provided some time for me to get composure, and after a few extra weeks to recoup, those high schools realized that I wasn't changing my ways. We all survived, though I'd never want to relive that first year again.

But we all need those "first year" experiences to help us grow and mature. Though I'd never want to revisit that first year, I've met students who have a different perspective on that year than I do. While we'll never achieve or experience perfection here on earth, the adage Whatever doesn't kill you makes you strong proves true.

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1 comment:

  1. I love your post! And I totally agree with you, whatever doesn't kill you, makes you stronger!