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.
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 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.