Friday, January 13, 2012

I believe in Tim Tebow.

I'm trying to draft a letter to this miracle man.

Not a miracle man for his talents on the field, but for his pure heart.

Before the Broncos-Steelers game, Tim met with Bailey, a 16 year old with Wegener's Granulomatosis (yay a fellow weggie). Now Bailey has suffered far more than I ever have- she's only 16 and she has had over 70 surgeries. She has lost a lung. But she still pushes on, and now she has someone who is inspired by her- Mr. Tebow.

Why can't there be more people like Tim Tebow in this world? He is the kind of role model I wish my students would look up to.

Believing in Tim Tebow by Rick Reilly,

Take a look. I wish I could hug him and tell him thanks for everything he has unintentionally done to raise awareness for Wegeners.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

How not to start off your new year:

1) By getting back a paper from last semester, filled with nasty comments by your professor, to realize that if you had gotten 2 more points on your paper you would have gotten an A- in the class instead of a B+.

2) By going through caffeine withdrawal, after realizing the only thing you drank yesterday was the equivalent of 6 cups of coffee.

3) By staring blankly at your lesson plan template, not having a single clue about what to do with your class who will not want to be back in school.

4) By not knowing what to do about Grad School (I seriously don't know what to do and it is becoming a major problem in my life. I need help!)

I'm trying to make a conscious effort to put 2011 behind me, because it was such a difficult year, but I really am struggling with this. It does not help that I feel asleep thinking about someone who I shouldn't be thinking about. First dream of 2012? That it was me in the Hunger Games, scared, alone, and untrusting of everyone and everything, hoping that I would make it home alive.

Cool, subconscious, really cool.  Thanks for being such a pal.