True gold! Right inside you, inside me – the stuff that dreams are made of and the fear and doubt that bind us. Often we try to find the missing pieces, to fill the hole, complete ourselves or to complete others. The activities and conversations I had this week make me realize that there are so many amazing opportunities to be a part of the world in a positive way – why fix? Why not just be ourselves?
The possibilities are endless - a great conversation on zoning with Upper Mount Bethel Township as we continue exploring the options of Starting a School at Kirkridge; sorting through the details of a new job; a drive with a creative colleague to State College; a face-to-face meeting Blendedschools.net collaborators! So many exciting things happening – a school, a blossoming LanguageInstitute, a MOOC, and well-designed curriculum that is textbook free!
The excitement of working together at what I hold dear – education and work that honors the heart and soul; young and old, able and differently abled. A group of families dreaming of and working toward new possibilities for cognitively challenged young adults. A non-profit pushing the limits of reaching all types of learners offering content, tools and support. Conversations with friends, new and old, that just may change the way we live. The example we set, invigorating the mind, the heart, and the soul, giving hope to some who may not be able to imagine what we see.
I couldn’t be luckier! I wonder and wander. My blog gives me a place to look at life outside of the public purview in ways I didn’t always see from inside the public school system. A year ago I did not know where I would land as a result of my wandering – we really don’t know where we will land tomorrow, but I do know that I am on a journey with amazing people, caring people, thoughtful and kind people. True gold!