I grew up in church. As much as I hate to admit it, I haven't been as much as I should since I left for college. I could never find a church that I really fit into while in Greensboro, so I went back to my home church one weekend after I moved home, and it felt wonderful to be back. All that aside, my favorite quotation of all time happens to be a bible verse:
"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."--Matthew 6:34
This is a verse that I (and some of the other girls on my PDS team) held onto very tightly while I was interning and student teaching. As teachers, we tend to worry about things that we can't really control or things that are in the future. As a person in general, I'm a worry wart. I worry about things that don't matter. I worry about things that do matter. I worry, and it keeps me awake at night. Sometimes I have to remember to let go and let God--especially through some of the things that i'm going through right now. If I can remember to say this quote to myself every day, I always worry less during that day and have a pleasant day.
I took my sister to her first day of 8th grade today...holy crap! I'm getting old. It's crazy to think that I was in her exact same shoes 9 years ago. I started my first day of high school on the day that she started kindergarten, and it looks like she's going to start her first day of high school next year on my first day of my first full year of teaching!!! Geeze Louise...we walked into open house on Monday, and as soon as we walked in the door I recognized the smell. Carrington just has this distinct smell about it--not good, not bad; just unique, as someone else put it. It's absolutely insane how fast time is flying by. December will be here before I know it! Speaking of December...I have to go get some work done for my online classes. I was a good student last night and I made a color-coded list of every single assignment that I have due and the dates that they're due....OCD much? I'm damned and determined to make Dean's List my final semester of undergrad!!!