Saturday, March 4, 2017

Being Brave: Time to Fly! {CTW/SOL 3.04.17}

I have made a life-altering, maybe completely crazy decision.

I consulted many trusted friends for guidance and input. I prayed (a lot!). I hemmed and hawed...Could I do it? Could we afford it?  Am I losing my mind? Am I brave enough? Do I know enough?

But here's the truth:

We don't know what the future will bring.

Life does not give us any guarantees.

The comfort zone is a nice place to visit, but we shouldn't live there all our lives.

We can't win if we don't take chances.

Finally, I decided it was time to have faith (my OLW), kiss my comfort zone goodbye, and take flight, trusting that I WILL land on solid ground.

So.....

At the end of this school year, I am leaving the classroom to start my own local educational consulting business focused on writing instruction!
I don't know what all of this means yet. I am still working out the details.

I do know that I want to help other teachers grow in confidence, skill, and in resources focused on teaching writing.  But there may be more. I am trusting that I will be led where I need to be. All good things will be revealed in time, right?

For now, I will focus on being brave, having faith, and trusting that even better things are on their way.

For this, I celebrate.


20 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your decision that I am sure will impact many many teachers and many.many learners. Lead the way....

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  2. Wow! Congratulations! You seem to have just the right attitude - faith and trust that you will be led. Best of luck to you!

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  3. Yeah for you! I've pondered, often, what it would feel like or how I would know if it was time to make a shift such as this. Do I love one aspect of my teaching enough to focus on the one thing that I am passionate about. Congratulations, and wishing you much success and fulfillment in your new adventure.

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  5. This is wonderful news! I will cheer you on the entire way! I can feel the success that you will bring and I have faith that good things will come your way. I hope you'll continue to show up here too. :)

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  6. Wow - so many folks just wonder and never actually do. Thanks for being brave and inspiring more folks than you know.

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  7. What an exciting leap that you are taking!! I can't wait to see where it takes you! Congratulations!

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  8. Jennifer! Congratulation! Reading this slice I so wanted to jump to the end, but I held on, keeping my eyes on your words, not wanting to spoil the surprise. You will bring so much to teachers. We need the outside eyes to make us better! So excited for you!

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  9. Yay for you! I can't wait to hear where this leads you. Congratulations.

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  10. Wow, wishing you so much good fortune in this new adventure!!

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  11. This is awesome! What a treat is in store for the schools who hire you! Best of luck!

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  12. Congratulations, Jennifer! This is wonderful news. While I imagine it is a big step, I also imagine you spreading your expertise many fold because of the teachers you'll teach, then the students they'll have. Good for you!

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  13. Wonderful news! You have a positivity that others need. Teachers will grow and be blessed by you!

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  14. Hooray for you, I will be following closely, for this is my dream, too.

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    1. Tara- you would be amazing at this also!

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  15. Wow, Jennifer. You are stepping onto fertile ground of believing in the power of positive thinking as a tool to move your forward. A new journey sounds like it is an exciting (but scary) pathway for you. Out of the comfort zone and onto a new road-have a great time planning.

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  16. Congratulations! Will be cheering you on and looking forward to hearing all about it!

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  17. Oh! Congratulations! I am inspired by this move! I am celebrating your trust and faith. All the Joy and Positivity I can send you is coming your way...Blessings on your journey.

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  18. I had to come back and read this post after reading today's. Congratulations. This is huge and exciting. Wishing you lots of success and satisfaction.

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  19. Yay, Jennifer! I am so excited for you!!! I made that decision years ago. It was a huge change, but I knew that the door was opened by God. I created an S-Corp. In the first four years, my work went from kids to teachers, from local to national. That was certainly not in my "original plan." I was totally unprepared for many business aspects, but I learned one step at a time. Blessings on your venture!

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