As I was getting ready to go to bed (or not), I realized that just a few months ago, these same kids who are in my advisory class now were all over me, requesting for a specific teacher (who is awesome) to be their adviser for Grade 11. I asked them back then to write a letter and to just trust Ms. Nicole’s judgment. Now, a few months later, I’m *their* adviser. HAHAHAHA! I dunno, but it’s really funny how things turn out, no?
It’s made me realize that God’s plans will always lead us to places and people who will help us be the best version of ourselves. I am constantly amazed at how benevolent and wise he is. I don’t deserve to be this blessed after all the complaining I’ve done in life. HAHA. I truly hope I am able to be what he wants me to be…. for this year and for the years to come.
Thank you, Lord, for all your blessings.
If I could take your pain away, I gladly will today.
I’ll hold your hand right where you stand,
Do so ’till I know you’re ok.
If I could be that friend you need, the one who brings you hope,
I’d willingly change who I am right now
Just to help you cope.
Life sure isn’t easy. Yes, that’s true.
But if I had a magic wand, a genie in a lamp,
I’d give up my wish and give it to you.
What does it mean to be a teacher?
Sometimes, I don’t really know if I’m doing an ok job or if that’s even possible.
I should stop ’cause I’m overthinking now.
If there’s one thing you can’t escape, it’s LIFE. You can run. You can hide. BUT I’m sorry to tell you that it will catch up with you. It’ll drag you kicking and screaming, and won’t let go. It’s best to face it head on. Do it because you’re strong and you’d rather make the choice to do so than to run away. After all, at the end of the day, there’s nothing better than living life to the full — by that, I mean living a life of meaning.
While I often feel helpless these past few days, I’ve realized the one thing that I can actually do… And that is to try my absolute best to show these kids how much I value them, in the best way I can, whether it’s teaching them in class or sparing 10 minutes of my time at the end of the school day to review a lesson, spending time with them during lunch or maybe even listening to random stories that they can share. In the end, by doing this, they will know and feel that no decision made is ever easy or simple.
Helpless? Not Me. I can still do things the way I see fit.