(all prompts inspired by this months copy of Oprah Magazine.)
1.) “I’m mad at myself. I’m embarrassed. I can’t believe after all these years, I’m still talking about my weight.” Poor Ope. What are you mad at yourself about?
2.) Divorce Dreams…a tempting alternative? A disaster to be avoided? Ever an option? Advice? What’s your take?
3.) What is the joy in your present moment?
4.) List 10 rules you’ve unlearned (meaning 10 things you thought were expected of you or were the “right way” of doing things, but that you now ignore).
5.) Mother’s Day is coming…what is the secret behind the close bond you have with your mom? OR What do you do to create that close bond with your kids?
What is the joy in your present moment?
The joy in my present moment is the fact that it is almost the end of another semester. I have papers that I have to write and they have to pass being assessed. I have passed the five for this semester, I had my exit interview for my first internship and am done with my internship. I have 3 more weeks of school after tonight and am ready for the summer. But my biggest joy at the moment is that I AM DOING IT!!!! I drive an hour and a half to go to college, but it is worth it. I have two semesters left, but it will be worth it. I don't always get to do things that I want, but it will be worth it. I feel overwhelmed at times with the full-time job, the part-time job and what feels like another full-time job with school, but it will be worth it. I get grumpy with my husband who then tells me what for and gets me relaxed again, he also knows it will be worth it. Some my joy right now is just the knowledge that I am getting ready to have a summer off. My true joy is that in another year I will walk across that stage with my husband and his family looking on. And I will know, IT WAS ALL WORTH IT. All the tears, the time on the road, missing things for homework and the sleepless nights will be worth it when I can walk across the stage and know that the next phase of life is starting too. The next phase will be one to help students grow to love English but also help them realize that they are worth it and someone cares for each and every one of them.
7 more classes, 2 more internships, 1 more year, many sleepless nights, many invitations turned down, countless numbers of tears, hundreds of miles on my car and too many fill-ups to count, but in the end I will be able to say
I DID IT ALL ON MY OWN
AND IT WAS ALL WORTH IT.