The Grace of Beginning – This stuck out to me from the closing prayer on Monday.
Ah, grace – how often I forget to name it and ask for it. This workshop has put me back in touch with the invitation to name what it is that I need and to listen with the “loving ear of my heart” (a saying from a past spiritual director) what God desires for me.
The movements of each week of this workshop have been profound for my life in this exact time and exact space. This opportunity came at a time when my heart really needed it and I feel so nourished in this process of discovery of self and community – I am so grateful.
I have some goals – Casey’s video was helpful in reminding me that it may only be one or two A YEAR. So, below I have three… to keep in focus throughout my life on a daily or weekly basis.
Practical/Professional Goal for Summer
- Seize the opportunity during independent study and professional development this summer to be prepared and energized for the new school year. I want to set students up for success even in the uncertainty to come and I know I need to do work… which will be (if all things go right) rewarding, but also tiring (we are all in the unknown in education!)
- Finding stillness. By myself. With no one around me. (In quarantine I am not taking time for myself. I realized this when I started to write for this workshop – it was the only real, honest time I had with myself!)
- Be generous every day. Marselys and I show generosity differently and we are learning that… along with so many other things as we find ourselves a newly engaged couple living in my mom’s house. We are learning how to live with one another and that is honestly so much fun, but also hard. I didn’t know it was going to be this kinda hard. So, I want to be creative and learn new ways to express and receive generosity from my partner.