Once dreams. Now reality.

Today I had one of those ah-ha moments. I don’t get them very often. Today we were working in our center rotations and one TA was in music with a student and my other TA was taking care of an ant issue (maybe a post for another time). I was in the zone working 1:1 with one of my kiddos when the timer went off. I gave my usual spiel “This center is all done, check in with a teacher”… but wait… that meant 6 kiddos needed to check in with me… i quickly put on my super woman cape, checked in with all students and successfully transitioned each one to their next center. As I was walking back to my desk, I stopped for a second and appreciated my success. It’s little wins like this that sometimes mean the most.

For a few seconds, I got to thinking how proud I was of myself. Not for a successful transition, but for reaching my goal and becoming a self-contained classroom teacher. For a few seconds, I recollected how long I dreamed for this to happen, and now this is my reality. For a few seconds, my heart felt full to the brim.

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8 thoughts on “Once dreams. Now reality.

  1. Life is made up of these small, small, but telling moments! I’m so glad you captured this one, so you will keep it in your heart. Well done, and re-read it on other days where the transitions aren’t what you hoped for πŸ™‚

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  2. Yes! I love this. I love how those few simple moments were a reminder to you of accomplishing a dream. I’m so glad you took the time to appreciate it – AND capture it in writing!

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