Friday, February 22, 2008

When I Grow Up

When I grow up, I want to have made a difference. I guess that’s how I’ve come to teaching. I’m sort of grown up now but have a quarter century, at least, until retirement.

I love what I’m doing and where I’m doing it. I don’t want or need a change. At the same time: I want to work under a great mentor and have so much more happen for my students, I want to stay the computer teacher, I want to become a classroom teacher, I want to teach teachers, I want to do what David Jakes does.

What I need to do is compress about thirty lifetimes into one.

I want to be a part of every conversation, I want to travel to conferences, I want snow days everyday to keep up-to-date with Google Reader, I want to attend online conferences.

What I need to do is raise two healthy, wonderful, caring, thinking boys and spend time with my husband who is tops in my book.

When I grow up, I will look back and smile because every step I take in life leads to a new and special thing. I just wonder where 2008 will take me in the long run…it will be unbelievable!

Image Citation:
MacDonald, Grant. "quiet i'm thinking." jgrantmac's photostream. 2006 Nov 8. 2008 Feb 22.


  1. Every time I think I've grown up, some wonderful new thing comes blogging and online collaboration and my whole new Twitter world.

    When you stop changing, you die, literally and figuratively.

    Thank you reminding me in such a lyrical post.

  2. I'm right there with you! Everyday you can't do it all. Each day I find myself redoing the priority list...what needs to come first today...