Allow yourself to be a beginner. No one starts off being excellent.
Last Sunday I graduated from Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) with a degree in Elementary Education. It was also Mother’s Day, so I was able to share the day with my lifelong educator, my Mom. This milestone was a rough one for me to accept. Sure I am going to miss being a college student with all its wonderful perks. It’s hard for me to grasp that I am growing up. I am figuring out who I am and what roads I want to take and trails I want to leave behind. It is has been hard for me to accept that this is the first chapter of my life that my Dad won’t be apart of. He got to see me start my college career. The truth is I am scared of entering a new life chapter. I am afraid of failing and not making the right decisions. I have never been a perfectionist, but I do like to do things right. And, well, I hope that I am doing life right. These are the words that I am trying to live by right now, “Allow yourself to be a beginner. No one starts off being excellent.” I need to remember that it’s okay if I don’t have everything figured out in the beginning of this new life chapter of mine. It’s okay if I can’t do things right the first time. I will get. I will catch on and get to where I am supposed to go. If it takes some time for me to get there, than so be it.
So, what’s next? I am looking for teaching jobs. I am being a bit picky right now. That will probably change, but I need to do what’s right for me. I want to be in an environment that fits me and my teaching style. So, if any of you readers know of any schools hiring in Central Indiana let me know please and thank you!
To sum it up, right now I am enjoying being a 22 year old college graduate with her friends, trying to figure out this chapter called, “Life After College.”
Have a fabulous Wednesday!! What are your words to live by when you are entering a new life chapter?