Purpose: What is your “Why”? Float like a butterfly…

What is my “Why”? If people knew the details of the journey of just how I fought to be here they would be amazed.  Muhammad Ali said, “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. The hands can’t hit what the eyes can’t see.”  I have always had a vision for my future and when life knocked me down I refused to lay in that ring until someone picked me up.  I refused to give up, to give in, to allow the trial the keep me from success—I know what my why is in life and that keeps me going.  Enduring through the pain built a stronger me.  Is building a stronger me!

Why am I teaching at the school I do? It’s where I belong!  This school has been a huge part of my healing process and continues to build upon who I am as an individual and as a professional.  Life knocked me down in 2010 when my soon to be ex-husband raped my oldest daughter, I lost my job, almost lost my house and car (almost lost my mind too), was humbled to reach out for assistance, but I fought to stand again.  In the midst of caring for my children and attending courses to further my career I rebuilt my confidence to stand tall again.  Teaching students is rewarding for me on many levels—when I go home I know I am impacting their lives, as they are mine.

Apart from that I have been a student in the district and teachers were always a part of making a positive impact on my life, so paying that forward is rewarding. My father was incarcerated and I didn’t meet him until I was 21 and my mother was young.  I was the first person in my family to graduate high school, so being where I am now is in part of the teachers who believed in me and encouraged me…even as I walked the halls nine months pregnant.

Why am I here you ask? It’s where I belong!

Picture from my classroom the first Friday after I started…a promise to me from God

Purpose: What is your “Why”?

Muhammad Ali Inspirational Video

I woke up this morning and asked God to use me for something positive today.  I’m unsure if it’s this blog post or something more is coming my way, but I hope it brings you inspiration.  If you are reading this and made it this far there is a reason.

Share in a comment:  What is your “Why”?  Have you lost your vision?  If you don’t know what your purpose is then make it your purpose to find out!  Ask God to use you, show you, guide you!  Your hands can’t hit what your eyes can’t see…




Post Inspired by The Daily Post’s one word prompt “Float”

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I’m a mother of three beautiful children who have given me the strength in life to be determined in reaching my goals. I am a teacher certified in English and Special Education and truly enjoy going to work every day. I recently completed my requirements to become certified in school district leadership to make an impact on a much larger scale. I have had my fair share of blood, sweat, and tears, but the entire journey has made me grateful and appreciative of all that I have. One strategy I found helpful was to find something every day to be thankful for---focus on the positives in life! My goal with this blog is to do just that---focus on those “little” moments with the hope to inspire others.

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