Even though I am an English teacher, I have adopted the language of "my people" (aka my seventh graders) and frequently speak in acronyms and half-words. I will not, however, relent to the idea that the letter "s" and the letter "z" can be used interchangeably. They cannot. And dat's dat.
More than anything, I love Jesus. Without Him, I'm a hot mess. I'm so far from perfect, it's kind of ridiculous. Sometimes I don't hold fast to my convictions, and sometimes I follow the crowd. Somedays I sell myself short. Sometimes I worry too much because I'm too stubborn to trust. Sometimes I speak before I think. Sometimes I break the copy machine, overflow my soup into the Science teacher's microwave, and trip down the stairs in front of 25 students. I do not have it all together, but I am okay with that. I recognize that I'm a work in progress, and a screw-up without Jesus. He alone makes me good enough and it's my heart's desire to honor Him in everything I do. I'd be lying if I said that it wasn't a daily struggle, but I'd also be lying if I said He wasn't worth it. Because He is.
I started this blog as an outlet for the daily struggles, hilarity, questions, and confusion that come with being a first year teacher -- as a way of documenting this precious journey. I hope you'll stay and read a while.