I move to Budapest in two weeks. Whaa? When did that happen?!
Tonight while I worked on some classroom management plans, I listened to a throwback playlist on Spotify. And then it hit me. I'm going to teach high school students. The songs on that playlist were all songs I listened to in high school. It was all kind of nostalgic and crazy to be listening to music from my high school days while preparing to teach actual high schoolers. Woah. When did I become an adult?! I actually think that thought on a somewhat daily basis. And tonight's playlist made me seriously stop and think about it! It honestly wasn't that long ago that I was a high school student myself.
|I really like this One Tree Hill quote|
Experience is going to be my greatest teacher throughout this next year. I have so, so much to learn about Hungarian culture and specifically the culture of the school I will be teaching at. I've learned some, but really, there's a lot I can only learn through experiencing it. I'm sure I'll fail often, but I'll learn. I pray that I remain humble enough to ask for help when I need it, and to let failure be a springboard for growth.
Here's to a year of firsts: first time living overseas and first year as a high school teacher.