For the past six weeks or so, I have been working two jobs: my classroom teaching job during the day and getting Teach Write set up and ready to roll during the evenings.
I am at a point where I am ready to start looking for business. So over spring break, I sent out a few proposals to local school districts.
The first response to come back didn't take long -- just two days:
At first, I was a little crushed. A little scared. A little worried. What if no one hires me?? Have I made a mistake?
I think it is human to have a reaction like this. It's normal to worry when you are taking a major leap and you want others to affirm your decision.
But I didn't wallow in it. I recognized it for what it was -- one rejection.
There will be lots of "no's" along the way. I know that.
But I still need to celebrate...
That I was brave enough to take this chance.
That I am following my dream.
That I am far enough along to actually begin looking for clients.
That this "no" brings me one step closer to my first "YES!"
So this week I celebrate bravery, dreams, action and reaction. How about you?