Wisdom. What was the wisest decision you made this year, and how did it play out?
The answer to this came surprisingly quickly. At first I was going to go with my decision to get my SPED credential, but really it was my decision to apply for Fall instead of Spring. That way, instead of overworking myself, I’m taking my time and easing into it. I still have things to do in Spring, like taking the CSET, getting 45 supervised hours in the classroom, applying to the program and for financial aid.
At first I was so eager to get started and get teaching, but this is really a better plan. I know my body can’t really handle a strenuous work load right now. Jumping right back in to school full-time would probably wind up with me in the hospital. What’s the cool thing to call it these days? Ah, yes, I would need to be hospitalized for “exhaustion.” Only that’s really what it would be–no drug addictions here!
This was the first decision I made that aligned with my theme for next year, which is rest. While I will have a lot on my plate, I will get even more rest, because I know that the more I rest, the more productive I will be. Even if I don’t know how this is going to work, remembering that it is my intention makes looking at next year a lot easier.