How do you label yourself?
For me it’s usually:
Fat, ugly, failure, depressed, anxious, grumpy, irritated, impatient, tired, busy, lazy, indifferent, numb.
But then today at co-op a mom basically told me teaching was my calling. I sent her a message thanking her because I hadn’t wanted to go to co op and her saying that made my day. Her response was a label she gave me:
“I truly see a gifted teacher. We r blessed that these kiddos have you. ”
Gifted teacher. Not one I would have given myself. I rarely have anything nice to say about myself, and I’m not even sure I believe her because I rarely feel like I am doing a good job when teaching these kids. But her comment at the time made me feel a little less blue, and a little less like I didn’t want to be there. Maybe I’m not a complete failure at everything?