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Aug 19 2016

Year 4

School started this week. I’m teaching one section of AP English Literature and coaching English teachers for the rest of the day.

Teaching is the deepest and most unmatched joy of my life. I can think of no greater honor.

That said, this will be my last year in the classroom. I always promised myself I’d leave when I got burned out. Kids deserve a teacher whose soul is on fire for teaching. And mine just isn’t anymore.

It’s been an adventure I wouldn’t trade for anything. I will always feel overwhelmed at my sheer luck and gratitude in having lived this life. What a ride.

I’m headed to grad school in the fall, and my goal for this year is just to be present and love freely, without abandon. God has been good to me.

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