Sometimes the things you complain most about are the things you care most about. Unfortunately you don’t always know that before it’s too late.
-Boy Meets World
When you see the number 100, most of the time it is a big deal. Schools have a celebration when they reach the 100th day of school. If a person reaches the age of 100, it is a huge deal and it is celebrated as such. When you get a 100 on a test, you have done a perfect job. So, 100 is a big deal.
This is my 100th blog post. Today wasn’t really a big deal for me. Tomorrow, will be. Today, I had another superintendent conference day. Tomorrow, the kids arrive. Tomorrow, I have my first day as a teacher. Tomorrow, I meet my kids and their parents. Tomorrow, I start a tremendous journey.
I have complained quite a bit about some of the aspects of what I have been doing to get ready for the school year. I have complained about certain things that I can’t control. Certain things that I was waiting to happen. I complained because I cared. I complained because I wanted things to be different. I complained because I was trying so hard to get everything that I could get ready, ready.
I complained because I cared. I complained because I didn’t know what else to do. I complained because it was my outlet. Maybe I didn’t complain to the right people. Maybe I didn’t do what I should have.
But tomorrow, I start fresh. Tomorrow, I become a part of a teaching community. Tomorrow, I begin a part of my career that I have been waiting to begin. Tomorrow, I become a teacher.
Do you like to celebrate big things? Have you ever reached a significant 100?