The Little Engine That Could!


Dear Readers,

I am sorry to inform you that this is not a book review of The Little Engine That Could. It is a review, or rather preview of my professional year to come. It’s the reason I am so worried. I am beginning to feel overwhelmed and I haven’t even begun. What is worrying me and threatening to overwhelm me? Well, I am really nervous about finishing my program because… well, I didn’t finish the first time. I was overwhelmed then as I’m thinking I will be now. I simply did not have the energy to teach full-time, go to school full-time, & be a full-time mother. Though I have to admit that my husband and sons took over the duties of cooking and cleaning during the school year. It was still too much for me. And (I know I’m not supposed to start the sentence with and, but I did), to tell the truth, nothing has really changed. Oh, and did I mention that I am implementing a school-wide RTI and doing the tutoring for the at-risk students? I know I put all of “this” in my plate, but that’s not the point. The point is that I need to get it done. I need to finish my Master’s degree & get my teaching credential. I can see this is gearing up to be a rather productive (albeit challenging) year for me personally & professionally.

One part of me knows that I can do it, while another thinks I can. I am definitely the little engine that could. Now, all I need to do is make it up that hill!!!

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