"Sometimes, to change things and to challenge stereotypes and break boundaries, you have to own a label."
It's fair to say that in order for something to move forward, there must be open space in front of it. Like a boulder at the brink of rolling down a hill. It can only gain momentum if there's space in front of it. The same can be said for our way of thinking. If we want momentum in our businesses and lives, we must be thinking in terms of spaciousness, not limitation.
Our richest memories contain an element of surprise. A perfectly predictable life is one we start forgetting even as it's happening.
I was ten minutes early for the meeting with one of our district's new hires, a middle school music teacher. In my new hybrid role that included coaching/mentoring over seventy teachers in my district, I was visiting Mrs. Green, who had taught elsewhere previously but was still quite new to the profession.
Far too often I work with guys that feel like they get walked on in their dating life. They're unsure if the person they like reciprocates those feelings back.
To me, school is a place for learning, exploring, applying, and above all, growing. My advice to you is to never forget that. Education is a journey. Do not belittle it and add unnecessary stress by throwing yourself into books for a mere letter. It is worth a lot more.