Dreaming in Dallas

Closing the Teach For America Blogging Gap
Mar 19 2013

Beauty in the struggle.

To be honest, I’ve been struggling.
This struggle is constant. i was reminded of this struggle as I tried to sleep last night. You see, today was the first day back from a holiday. Did I sleep?
Hell, no! I maybe slept 2 hours. I was anxious. I would sleep for 10 minutes and wake up in a panicked sweat. Sometimes, barely able to breathe. This job is stressful. My hair is grey. My face looks like a pimple laden 13 year old’s. We are close to state testing. Nothing I seem to do right matters. DROWNING.
However, there is beauty in the chaos. Was today hard? Absolutly. I taught bored, sleep deprived, hungry middle school kids who may say t they hate school, but for many of them school is the only place of solace. They walked in today, many coming by my room to say “hello.” Almost as if to just…

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I discovered this tonight and it shattered me into a million pieces: ” Do not depend on the hope of results. When you are doing the sort of work you have taken on, essentially an apostolic work, you may have to face the fact that your work will be apparently worthless and achieve no result…

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Feb 19 2013

Blogging, at last

I’ve sat down probrably a dozen times since institute to blog on this site. Before joining this movement, I loved and lived social media. Life as a first year intervened, and I couldn’t quite put into words what this experience has meant to me. I’ve learned so much. I’ve had a ton of lows, and…

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