Waiting for the Storm   2 comments

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to Dance in the rain.”

I recently got this quote via a great Twitter friend from VanMeter, IA @shannonmmiller

She was given the quote by someone and she passed it along via a TWITPIC.  So 1st off I would like to thank @shannonmmiller for sharing because I was immediately struck by this quote.  It reminds me of so much I feel is so important;  a person’s attitude, a teacher’s attitude, and an administrator’s attitude.  In fact, this includes anyone in the school system, the lunch ladies, the custodians, the secretary, and anyone else I’m forgetting.

So often times in my young career in education (I’ve been in the game for 13 years now) I have come across so many teachers and administrators who bring me down because of their attitudes!  Their negativity is toxic!  Like a cancer in the teacher’s lounge.  I cannot understand how so many people get teaching jobs, and keep them?!?!  I cannot understand how some administrators don’t know what a thumb drive is?!?!  and worse yet they refuse to learn.  Some people have the worst attitude day in and day out and I find this very sad!  I have a hard time understanding why they have to be like that and why they come to work then.  I am a firm believer that if you are not happy doing what you are doing, then DO SOMETHING ELSE!!

I wish I could share this quote with everyone and they would actually adhere to it!  but then again, my dad always said “your such a dreamer kid”.

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to Dance in the rain.”


Posted April 20, 2011 by brentcatlett in Education

2 responses to “Waiting for the Storm

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  1. Loved the post, it shouts out those questions that many ask. I also really like the quote, “I love dancing in the rain” but I guess that’s why some call me unique.
    It is great to see that in your 13 years of being in the game, you haven’t lost your passion even with the sometimes toxic environment.

    • Thanks Shawn! I appreciate the kind words! That passion we have is so important to keep close without letting
      someone bring you down! Surround yourself with life-giving people!

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