Year Eight?

I don’t want to become the jaded teacher. I don’t want to believe I’m working for a system that’s broken beyond compare, another gear in the machine, or part of the problem. That’s not why I went into teaching to begin with.

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My People

It’s a genuine, grownup, supportive friendship. And even though I’m still awkward and too blunt, and all of my other flaws, I feel accepted by them for everything I am.

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Bone-Weary

And I’ll hope beyond hope, that next year eases some of the burden felt by teachers everywhere. By me. By my colleagues. By my friends who left the field too young, because it’s all too much sometimes.

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Just Caylee

So yeah, I’m going to go with: Just Caylee. And I’m going to spend more time getting to be her too.

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Naked

Nope, not a post about sex or actual nudity, more of the emotional, vulnerable kind. Sorry if you had your hopes up!

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