Teaching Spanish in the Delta

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Aug 19 2012

First Day of School Tomorrow

I feel like I have ten thousand things on my mind. I start thinking about one thing and before I know it I’m distracted by another. Same thing about feelings. I’m unusually calm and then suddenly extremely overwhelmed. Yesterday I ran into one of my students at Wal-mart. He came up to say hi to me and I somehow remembered his first and last name. I’m just holding on to that moment for now and reminding myself that these students are still people that do people-y things and as scary as everything might be, it’ll be okay.

Also, I normally don’t remember bible verses word for word, but the beginning of this one kept popping into my mind so I looked it up and it’s very comforting:

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6 

Buena suerte to everyone for their first day of school! : D

2 Responses

  1. Sonia

    Great verse Joy. Hope to read more about your experiences! :)

  2. els

    hey! I met you last night! and now I met you in cyberspace! cool!

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