I take my inspiration from the many veteran teachers in the building. At my school, there is a relatively moderately sized group of teachers who are at retirement age and status right now which is amazing and fortunate, but will also be a huge loss over the next couple of years. They all seem to be so blissful like nothing can touch them. I still haven't figured how, but maybe someday I'll reach that point. Even teachers who have been there for only 10 years already display those characteristics. It's not uncaring in the least, in fact they are some of the most dedicated teachers in the building. They also have personal lives: spouses and children. Somehow they balance everything. I hope I get there soon.
Unprepared and knowing it
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