Have you ever wondered where an amount of time went? I am wondering where the last year has gone. As I write this post, I have been at ESU7 just over a year. My how time flies. This time last year, I was still trying to sell a house four hours away while traveling back and forth those same four hours every weekend to see my family. Thankfully the house sold quickly and I got my family to Columbus and settled in. All total, my travel time on the weekends added up to 104 hours of windshield time. That is a lot of miles, caffeine, fast food, and gas stations.
When I look back at the year and the people I have met, I wouldn’t change anything. There are many amazing people that work at and in ESU7. Also, I have had the chance to meet others from around the state through meetings, conferences, and twitter. I have built a GREAT PLN of people that I can contact if I have a question that I can’t answer or can’t find. The list is so big, it would take up to much space so I will just give a shout out to #nebedu and #nebedchat.
If several years ago I would have known what I know now, I could have been deadly in the classroom. Not to say I wasn’t, but I would have been able to do so much more. The learning curve has been great, but that is a good thing. If I stop learning in this job, then I am really in trouble. I know that there are many great conferences that I can and need to attend. Picking the ones that won’t keep me away from a young family for a long stretch of time are the toughest. But I know, and they do to, that it is helping me become better at my job of serving the teachers and schools of ESU7.
Thanks for a wonderful first year #ESU7!