For the past three months Teach for America has been on my mind pretty much constantly. I passed my FTCEs – on the first try, thank goodness, because I could not have afforded to take them again – and received all of my pre-Institute work. Every time I thought about writing about one of these things, though, I decided that I had better things to do and I would write more when I had more to say.
Now there’s so much to say I don’t even know where to begin… so I guess I’ll just start with why I finally sat down to post today. Today, I found out that my brother’s high school graduation falls on the first day of induction in Jacksonville. I’m now being forced to come to terms with the fact that I’m getting ready to move 800 miles away from home; I’m going to miss things, like my brother’s graduation, family vacation, and probably a million other little moments that I haven’t thought of yet.
While I’m sad about what I’ll be missing back at home, I’m trying to keep in mind how important the work that I am about to undertake is. I just need to keep reminding myself…