I am very excited to start this blog! I have never written for the public eye, so please have patience with me. Let me tell you a little about myself. I am a wife of 21 years of marriage, a mother to 2 teenage daughters, and a kindergarten teacher. I am the 2nd to youngest in a family of six children. I am generally a shy person, and I do not like large crowds of people. I love to practice yoga, and when the weather is nice, I love to take outdoor walks.
On Tuesday, our school had a pep rally as a reward for all of our students earning good behavior points. All of the teachers were asked to compete against one another in a “minute to win it” game. Each grade was given a game, and the teachers would play the game up on stage. Kindergarten was the first to be called. I was so excited! Our game was to remove an index card placed between 2 stacked plastic cups, allowing the top plastic cup to fall into the bottom cup. Well, I was AWFUL at it! I do not have the steadiest of hands, so I could not even get past the first set. My teammate did an awesome job, and finished beautifully. While I was very happy for her, I felt like a failure. Nobody really said anything to me after the assembly, so I just made excuses for myself, when we all discussed it after school. It really bothered me, and I thought about it all night long. The next morning, I realized something, I was the only person obsessing about this. No one else cared. They all had a great time, and that was all that mattered. I knew I had to let it go. So I did. Freedom feels pretty good. 🙂