The sun warms me as I sit at my desk grading papers, and my first thought is how thankful I am to be a teacher.
It became a dream of mine in high school, and then I started real life—working full-time, paying my way through school, among other things. Those other things have taken me on quite the journey. More times than I can count, I believed I would never reach this point. But reach it I did, and I am so thankful. My students are so encouraging and teachable.
And beyond how they affect me, they are all stellar individuals with such unique and interesting personalities. It is a pleasure to be part of their journey to reach their dreams.
The sun continues to shine on me, and my heart is glad.