How fitting is it that I begin the new year–in which I will receive my teaching credentials from the state–by teaching a class of 50 or so teens?
(Why did it take me almost two decades to realize what I wanted to do when I grew up? I was asked to teach teens just slightly younger than myself when I was 17, and I’ve done some version of it ever since.)
Also, that I began the new year by going to bed and getting up early; I’m going to need all the clarity of mind I can fuel this semester. Which sets me to reresolving in all sorts of categories like sleep and exercise and nutrition–in spite of past false starts.
Fitting, then also, this message from President Monson:
“Courage is required to make an initial thrust toward one’s coveted goal, but even greater courage is called for when one stumbles and must make a second effort to achieve. Have the courage not only to face the challenges that inevitably come but also to make a second effort, should such be required.”
Second, or seventy second, here we go again…