Beginnings and Endings…

For those of you who have been toiling in the vineyard all year, and for everyone else, too…..some thoughts to ponder.

This is the end of another year of teaching

     But it is the beginning of a respite for the body and soul

This is the end of another year of testing and calculating

     But it is the beginning of several months with no benchmarks

This is the end of rushing to meet deadlines and multitasking

     But it is the beginning of a season of being in the moment

This is the end of worrying about keeping everyone on task

      But it is the beginning of a season of letting go

This is the end of frantic lunch breaks and early morning meetings

     But it is the beginning of days that begin and end naturally

This is the end of worrying about assessment, particularly your own

     But it is the beginning of being the person you choose to be

This is the end of one year in your life that you can’t change

     But it is the beginning of another year that you can

 

Happy Summer to All!

This poem was originally posted on the blogsite LIWP Voices.

http://longislandwritingproject.weebly.com/liwp-guest-blogger-of-the-month

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24 thoughts on “Beginnings and Endings…”

  1. You picked out and named so well all those annoying things teachers have to juggle and then ended so well with the acceptance that we can’t change those annoyances….but we can now rest, relax and be ready to face another year! Thanks for sharing your poem.

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  2. I love this line: “This is the end of one year in your life that you can’t change
    But it is the beginning of another year that you can” So true of each day actually. Thanks for sharing!

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