It’s been a rough week. On Thursday, many students and staff were out for a funeral. The funeral was for one of the ninth grade girls in our school. Apparently, her boyfriend, her friends, and she were playing with a handgun. She went into the hospital last Thursday, and died on the Friday morning. She was fifteen years old.
This morning, one of my former students – a junior in high school this year – told me that one of my other students from his class last year is going to be a dad. He and his girlfriend, a FRESHMAN, are going to have a baby. Perhaps because I’m perpetually immature, even at 40, but the thought of children freak me out, and the thought of children having children SUPER freaks me out.
In other news, I have to evaluate my goals. I make the BIG GOALS but forget about the baby steps. What’s that adage? I don’t mean “look before you leap” but that’s what keeps coming to mind. It’s not “don’t count your chicken before they hatch” either. Anyway, I keep saying I’m going to do this! but whatever this! is, it’s a lofty goal. Drink All The Water! Walk all the steps! Do ALL the something! And then I get overwhelmed because I’m not doing all of it. Instead of planning; first increase your water intake and step count. Next; do it again. Next; again do it again. I need to learn this lesson. I don’t want to keep making myself crazy and overwhelmed and depressed.