Thursday, December 30, 2010

My New Year's Promises

I promise to be the teacher I say I am.  I promise to laugh louder, scowl less, and wonder more.  To dream, to dance, and to sing as loud as I can.

I promise to inspire you, to be a role model whenever it is humanly possible, and to switch out my swear words.

I promise to read, reflect, and ponder.  I promise to be strong yet kind, unwavering yet changing, and always always questioning.  I promise that I will balance the work, the life, and the love.  I promise to be present, right here, now, listening.  

I promise to ask questions, not judge, and save up compliments.  I promise to not make so many promises that they become another weight to carry.  I promise to be me, warts and all, and to accept you, glorious faults and flaws.

I promise to push myself, to reach for new heights and to believe, believe, believe.

But most importantly, I promise to be the mother my daughter should have, the teacher my students deserve, and the wife that my husband makes me want to be.  What do you promise?


Zinnia said...

Thank you so much for this post! I plan to make my own promises to my students (I'm an elementary librarian at a dual language school in South Texas) in my next blog post.
This will show them my intenstions as their librarian and, as their after school writing club teacher, that I too WRITE my new year's resolutions.

cheryl lynn said...

I love the way you write. Thank you for sharing such an introspective post... and continuing to push all of us towards being our best selves!

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Thank you for allocation such a reflective post... and long-lasting to push all of us towards being our best selves!


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