Don’t Worry, Be Happy

I had been talking to a good friend of mine on the phone.  In the course of our conversation, I mentioned how I was worried about my class this year.  We just completed the reading and language portion of the fall MAP test.  Needless to say, my scores have me a bit worried.  My friend told me that we just need to get rid of the word, “worry”, from our vocabulary.  I thought easier said than done.

When I was asked to teach a 2/3 combination, I worried about how I was going to make it work.  Over the summer, I heard the song, Three Little Birds, by Bob Marley.  This was a perfect song to use for my opening song in my classroom.  It would remind me that I didn’t need to worry about a thing because every little thing was going to be alright.

That was two years ago, so I decided to use the song again for my opening song this year.  It is still a good reminder for me not to worry so much.  I just need to keep doing what I am doing and hopefully, everything will work out.  I must continue to use this as my mantra because I just found out I was accepted to the SDCOE Tier I Administrative Credential Fall cohort.  Although I am excited by this new challenge, I realize I will need to come up with the tuition cost.  Something else for me to worry about!  Oh wait a minute, I’m not going to do that.  Instead, I need to take a few deep breaths and remain calm.  Everything is going to be alright.