Honestly? It’s a hard day to keep my mind on the positive. I don’t want to. And I thought about not writing today. I committed to TGIF, then fault like a fraud. I realize, though, I can still reflect on these things despite the day. So…

T- I’m Trusting
G- Grateful for this week
I- Inspiring me
F- having Fun doing

I’m trusting that I’m doing something right. It feels more difficult to believe it every day no matter how much I hype myself up. And then I’m in the middle of trying not to have a meltdown about this or that (35 million assignment submissions, questions about why I haven’t graded something that was turned in 13 minutes ago, the building’s AC not working even though it was replaced last summer), and a random note of kindness pops up at 9 AM.

Even though Kyle and Elías have been awfully sick since last weekend, I’m grateful for our access to medical care, for Elías’s beautiful, toddler spirit, for strength to keep it moving.

Today, most teachers in the building were lamenting because it’s report card day. Even though it’s rough to see many of those gradebook numbers, I’m inspired by teachers who give it their all. I’m inspired by students who give their best effort – whatever that looks like.

I’m having fun reading slices, commenting on slices, and posting slices. Y’all give me such great ideas, and I love reading other people’s random experiences and moments!

So, friends, I hope your day/week was full of joy. Mind sharing? What are you trusting? For whom or what are you grateful? What’s inspiring you? How are you having fun?

10 thoughts on “TGIF: #SOLSC21

  1. Alice says:

    I like how you end your posts with questions and what a sweet note to brighten your day. I almost didn’t write today either, because it was such a hard Friday. Too many tech glitches with our computer refresh. I’m trusting the process of writing every day, grateful for new devices, inspired by new books that just came in, and for fun, I’m planning to watch Flora and Ulysses with my kiddo. I read it to her when she was in kindergarten and she loved it.

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    1. britt says:

      I love reading the responses, thank you for commenting!
      It’s true – I don’t know what was in the air today, but it was ROUGH. I’m glad to be starting spring break!

      ALSO – Flora and Ulysses is a movie??!


  2. Lainie Levin says:

    WOW. Like you, I’ve also been in need of an attitude adjustment, but I’ll still try. What am I trusting? I am trusting in the love and compassion of friends who tell me the truth when I need to hear it. (Guess that’s also paired with the gratitude.) Inspiration? My students. Every. Darn. Day. And how am I having fun? I’m playing tug-of-war with my doggo. =)

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    1. britt says:

      That’s a good way to put it – an attitude adjustment is exactly what I need! I love your responses. 🙂 The tug-of-war made me laugh though LOL


  3. Chris (ReadSoMuch) says:

    Let’s see – I’m trusting that I’m doing right by my students, I’m grateful for my family and our health, I’m inspired by SO MANY of the slices I read (including yours) and I had fun walking with my daughter this morning!
    Thanks for asking! 🙂

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    1. britt says:

      Yay, I’m glad you shared!! Everyone’s slices are so awesome, right? I’m glad you and your daughter had a fun walk this morning 🙂


  4. arjeha says:

    Somehow the hard days are the ones where we need to write and post the most. We learn that we are not alone and that we will get through whatever is troubling us. I am both grateful and inspired by seeing new growth in my yard.

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