Although I have several emotions running through me, there is one thing that seems to stick out, eagerness. I am so eager to see a whole new world; working with children in a Montessori school, observing in a classroom, teaching, learning, and seeing a new culture very different from mine. I am excited for experience this trip very shy of 24 hours from now.
My fellow teacher candidates and I had many months of learning and preparation for these few weeks. We learned Montessori methods, Dominican culture, as well as observing at a local Montessori school. I step back and say that I prepared. I read and did all that I could to prepare myself for the trip. But being there will be something new. Something incredible. Learning things that I will never forget.
And that tops any fears that I have.
As Marianne Williamson, an author, once said “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure".
This is something that I will hold for the amount of time that I am there at the Dominican. Being nervous is something that will make me a better. When I accomplish my fears or my anxieties, I will become a better teacher for that. And that makes me more excited than anything.