I’ve been feeling a little low (curled-up-in-my-bed-with-a-hopeless-vacant-look-low), so I’ve decided to take a cue from what is, most assuredly, my inner child…
… and give myself a motivational pep-talk.
You can do it JD! You are an able, capable and qualified, proficient! You have years of successful training and experience! You are creative and ambitious. You are competent. You can rise to any occasion!
You have self control, and a positive attitude! You can do ANYTHING GOOD! When you get knocked down, you just get right back up. You are a winner! You learn from your experiences, and gain success. You are responsible and well-rounded!
You can do anything you put your mind to! You can focus and function in ANY situation, if you choose to!
You won’t let the system get you down! AHHH! (cathartic primal scream…reserved for teachers who would much rather be blogging about social justice than jumping through educational hoops for over-privledged second-graders . Much. Rather.)
You are NOT a bad person! You will handle this with poise and grace and fortitude…because THAT’S WHO YOU ARE!
You are a doer! You are a thinker! You are classy (dangit!)! So stop beating yourself up and wallowing in self doubt. You are faaaaar too professional for that! People are counting on you!
And I like my Alisons and my WHOLE HOUSE. My whole house is great.