Now that the earthquake anniversary is over, I feel as though the new year has really begun. There's something about making it past that ominous date of the 12th. I've written here before that the last thing I did that day before I left my classroom was to write "January 13th, 2010" on the board. When I came back to my classroom in July, that date was still posted. In the six months I had been gone, my room had been used to store medical supplies and nobody had touched my white board.
This morning, when I wrote "January 13th, 2016" on my board, I remembered that. I felt gratitude for this ordinary day, when I get to work in my classroom, teach my students, and feel the ground solid beneath my feet.
Happy New Year!
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