Diamonds in the rough...

I get a quote every day from Sometimes these quotes are dull and lacking inspiration while other times they really hit me where I am. Today's quote was, "A diamond is just a piece of charcoal that handled stress really well ~Unknown."

This last year was very stressful...I know I have talked about it ad nauseum, but it was a monumental time of my life. All summer I basically walked away and refreshed my brain, a first for me, and left all school work behind, which I am now regretting a bit. Today was the first day that I really felt hope. I am getting excited about the year to come. Sure there is much work to do, wounds to be healed (or at least band-aids to be put on), connections to make, but hope is something I haven't felt i awhile. I was actually feeling a bit high off the thought of it all.

I am getting excited to go to my classroom and set it up. Excited to prepare for the work that needs to be done, excited to meet the new people in my building. I believe I am almost ready. Sure I am still exhausted and overwhelmed, as is evident by my 1:00 am blogging, but I am trudging along, checking things off my list of items to be completed. The planner will be done tomorrow and (hopefully) sent on it's way, my work for my classroom done by Monday. There is hope...

I am ready to emerge as a diamond...ready to shake off the dust of last year and shine...and when I mean shine, I mean'll see me...I'll be the beacon inviting you to the show! I hope you'll join me so we can all shine together! Just imagine...I am! I'm going to be the ...
Hope Diamond


  1. Best of luck on your new school year and may you wake up with this refreshing and inspiring attitude every day! Glad I stopped by! :)

  2. I hope this year can restore faith in a lot of us that have lost it. Thanks for putting words to my feelings! I wish you the best!

  3. Thanks for putting words to my feelings. I am trying to be positive and look forward to this year. Good luck and keep posting please, I so enjoy your writing.


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