I can honestly say this has been THE most difficult semester of my life. I hope I never have another one like this ever again and that they’re all better from here on out…
*I’ve lost a student to suicide (RIP Matt)
*I’ve lost a student to a car accident (RIP Casey)
*One of my students was attacked after a night class (thankfully, she is okay), and
*My students from one class and I have been ‘allegedly’ associated with sending a death threat with racial overtones (I can’t even seriously believe I’m writing that!)
On the flip side, I’ve received so much joy from this semester…
*I’ve met so many fantastic students with generous hearts and minds, and
*I’ve learned I do impact the lives of my students in positive ways just as much as they impact mine
Those two things, although simple, make up for everything else!
Winter break is right around the corner; and although, I won’t forget anything that’s happened this semester, I look forward to another new chapter/semester starting in my life.