Some lessons hurt...
***This is a piece of fiction.
Once upon a time there was a woman who worked as a first grade teacher in a small town in Oregon. She had a husband, three crazy children and two barking dogs. She loved her busy life, her crazy, demanding, wonderful family and felt blessed to have a job that she loved.
One day, on a whim, she started a blog. It was like a diary, so to speak, and a place where she could express herself freely and tell it like it was. She never held back, and for the most part tried to stay anonymous. Unfortunately, she was human (as we all are….) and might have slipped now and then with her name, perhaps the town she lived in and the name of her school.
After about nine months of blogging (she made some wonderful, wonderful bloggy friends) her blog was discovered by her boss. This turned out to be a not so good development for said first grade teacher.
To make a very painful and humbling story short, she ended up learning some very valuable lessons.
1. You are never too old to learn. Most lessons that are worth learning are often painful ones.
2. Is easy to blame others, but hard to look inside yourself. We should be a work in progress, and should not be afraid to improve the people that we are.
3. When in doubt, common sense rules the day.
4. A spirit that is hurting takes a bit of time to heal.
So I guess I should say that this teacher in Oregon has decided to not give up her blog, but turn her experience into a “teachable” moment for herself. She will continue to tell stories, share her life and be who she is while maintaining her integrity and her dignity. It’s a new writing challenge for her (so to speak) and instead of hanging her head; she is looking forward to a new day.
I’ll keep you posted about this particular first grade teacher. Right now she’s trying to heal her spirit and her soul. She knows that her life could be far worse (She’s been to those places where grief and pain dwell. She’d rather not return…) so she is thankful for all that she does have; you know, her busy life, her crazy wonderful family, her two barking dogs, a job she adores, and her incredible and supportive bloggy friends.