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Reflections on Year 2 and Hopes for Year 3

"Go and find what it is that inspires you, go and find what it is that you love, and go do that until it hurts. Don't quit, and don't give up. The reward is just around the corner. And in times of doubt or joy, listen for that still, small voice. Know that God has been there from the beginning and that He will be there. Until the end." -Joanna Gaines (The Magnolia Story)

Like many people, I love Fixer Upper and the Gaines family. I read Joanna's book back and March and the last quote of her book is what got me to the end of the school year. 

It was a tough second year. And honestly, it surprised me. My first year of teaching was amazing. I loved the group of kids I worked with; we meshed well together. My second year presented a lot of challenges that I didn't expect. 

Multiples calls to DSS. 
Carrying a kicking student down the hall.
 Items stolen from me. Students tearing up personal items. 

And a case of head lice (for me). 
It was tough. So tough that I haven'…

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