Be the change, being a teacher, being me, new year

Do Something

I have always loved December 31st, the last day of the year, our oldest daughter’s birthday.  While the promise of a new year lies ahead, the old is not quite finished, not quite over and the wonder of it all hits me.  Look at all that has happened in the past year.  Look at all we have done.

And yet, there is so much still out there to accomplish.  So many changes.  So many choices to make.  Because too often we sit back and wait for others to decide, we wait for others to fix, to mend, to invent, and to create.  We wait for others to share their ideas because we are unsure of our own.  We think to ourselves, “if only…” but the words never leave our mouths.  And it’s a waste.  It is a shame.  It is our own fault that we wonder what change could really look like, what our ideas may become, when we choose to remain unsure.  When we choose to remain silent.

So my wish for the new year is a simple one; do something.  Something to make it better.  Something to make it worth more.  Don’t sit there and wait while others do, change the world yourself.  Find your comfort zone and take a small step out.

Be the change.  Be the voice.  Be the person that does.  I know I am going to try.

If you are looking for a great book club to join to re-energize you in January, consider the Passionate Learners book club on Facebook.  We kick off January 10th.  


8 thoughts on “Do Something”

  1. We must be the change we want to see. Who else is going to do it? I need to Just Do It. Thanks for inspiring me and others everyday to be the best we can be.

  2. I am a high school science teacher and would like to know if your Passionate Learners Book Club would be appropriate for me.

  3. In a combination between this post and your recycling post, I am re-writing my learning targets. Also, I am scared to, but I think I am gonna tell the students I trust them to tell me what the key rules for group work are. Now that right there, That is crazy talk as far I am concerned. Definitely out of my comfort zone!

    Happy New Year to you and your family Pernille, and Happy Birthday to your daughter.

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