It’s been a long couple of weeks submitting applications, resumes, and customized cover letters to various international schools in Hong Kong.
The job search has not gone as anticipated. However, I know God has a plan – a good plan – for Kristin and me. I am being stretched and forced to think outside of my pre-conceived notions of international education and my role within this setting.
I know I’m a good teacher. People have told me numerous times. I’m often encouraged by the whole spectrum – students, parents, colleagues, and administrators. However, when I compare myself to veteran teachers and other experts I follow in my PLN, I often see myself as falling short of awesome. I’m good with many digital tools, but not that good. I plan, but it seems slipshod when I view detailed postings of other teachers. I have goals, but they could be so much more concrete.
But I suppose I need to strike a balance. I can’t be amazing at everything.
I recognize the need to constantly seek growth, improvement, and new, creative outlets. If I’m doing my best and regularly pushing myself to be stretched, maybe that’s not so bad? Since I’m an educator that is always learning, maybe I shouldn’t be so hard on myself?
Whatever the answers are, I need to get back to that job search…