These past two weeks have been extremely challenging. But, I hate complaining so I won’t. What I will say is that throughout all the turmoil that I’ve been a part of or saw, I’m still smiling. As hard as life’s obstacles are, I keep reminding myself to see the joy even in the midst of pain. I’ve also learned and come to realize that as a teacher, I am just that– a teacher. I refuse to be Superman, he’s already taken. But I am very happy with being Mr. Powell. I go above and beyond to help my students. They go out of their way to help me as well. My classroom has a strong sense of culture and community. I would even go as far as to say that we are a family. It’s extremely difficult to see your family go through tough situations. You want the best for them all and it’s so frustrating when you feel like everything that you’re doing isn’t immediately helping. However, I am realizing that as long as I work in my locus of control I am helping.
So like my favorite animal, an eagle, I command myself to continue to soar and help as best I can. I will do my part to make the lives of people who I come into contact with better. And for those things that I do not have sovereignty over, I willingly allow God to take over.