Open: allowing access, passage, or a view through an empty space; not closed or blocked up. (Merriam Webster)
My OLW for 2015 is Open. I am continuing to see ways this word is infusing itself into my life. I am also trying to continue to live my word through the school year and remain open to changes and possibilities. I will be teaching first grade next year and moving rooms. It’s nerve-wracking when I look around at everything I have established in kindergarten, but exciting to think of this as a new adventure and a more permanent one. I have taught first grade before, one year, but I’ve decided to move to first grade and possibly remain there for a little while.
I look at my classroom and am overwhelmed by all the decisions that lay on counter tops and inside cupboards. What will I find that I haven’t used in years and what will I discover I don’t have?
When I crafted the meanings of my word for myself I thought about Open as a gateway to an open eye, open heart, open pen and an open mind. I continue to work to open these areas of my life and allow entry to new things, new possibilities.
What is your OLW for 2015? How’s it going?
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