day 1209 – consolation

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it was a good day up to and until that one split second that made it all wrong. from the second i was hit, i was in denial and it was just an illusion. a million thoughts went through my head, from what would happen to my hockey game, to next dodgeball game, to dodgeball playoffs, to working blackbelt test, to my next seasons to come. then this email came and made my night better, a saving grace knowing i’m doing something right. i do believe i’m fine, although i must admit my head does hurt. i’ll wake up tomorrow to a brand new day and i’ll continue to be in denial

day 727 – email outburst

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wrote one of my most satisfying email ever today, in response to a parent’s complaint. all my thoughts flowed out in smooth sentences and said exactly what my thoughts were from the bottom of my heart. not only was i not rattled after receiving this, but i am glad she made this complaint. this only gave me the opportunity to voice my opinion or i would never realize how i truly felt about the principles of my teaching, and i stand by it

day 24 – pastries treat

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a student’s parent generously bought a box of baked pastries for us instructors to share during class time. left untouched until the end of class when we had a difficult time splitting the buns amongst ourselves. these calories and sugar filled baked goods will sit in my kitchen for a while