As the year begins to wind down, I know that all the doubts imaginable start to creep into your mind.
You are tired.
You are worn down.
And you begin to feel as though you didn’t do enough. You didn’t give enough. You didn’t take them far enough. You weren’t enough. And you begin to believe that you’ve failed them.
You question everything and analyze the time you’ve had with your students. You could’ve done more. You should’ve done more.
I see you. I feel you. And I want to remind you that you are enough. You did enough. And your students are lucky to have such a dedicated teacher who goes above and beyond over and over again. For them. All for them.
Worries creep into your mind because you care. You care so deeply about their success, however they define it. You are constantly growing and learning, so it is in your nature to doubt what you’ve done. This, although an incredibly valuable quality to have, also weighs you down if you let it.
I am here to remind you to check yourself and don’t let yourself drown in your worries. Acknowledge them and let them wash away.
You. Are. Amazing.
Don’t let anyone, especially yourself, make you believe anything less.
And, you may not be able to see it now, but you have positively impacted so many student who will go on to do amazing things, actually, they are already doing amazing things. All because of you. You.
Now, go rest. You need to take care of yourself so you can finish the year strong.
You got this!
That same teacher