So, here I am.
Doing something I never thought I'd do.
WRITING A DAMN BLOG POST ON MEGANMINUTILLO.COM.
But alas, I digress.
Once upon a time, I had an English teacher who told me I wasn't very good at writing. I was a B+ student, but I didn't quite have that...special something to get the A.
And so, I accepted that for a year.
And then I went to college.
And POOF! Low and behold, I GOT AN A IN MY FRESHMAN YEAR WRITING CLASS.
My professor thought I was quite good.
Who would've thought? Here I was, thinking I was a B+ kinda kid.
And while I'm not here to rat on English teachers, (I happen to BE an English teacher), I'm here to say this - if you have a fire inside you, words to be spoken, thoughts to be heard, find a way to let them out...constructively, positively, and in a way that will put all your haters to shame.
Cause believe me, there will always be people trying to bring you down.
No matter how good your skills are - the negative souls will always be looking for a way to tear at what you've created.
But, there is an art to tuning out the outside chatter. Focusing on what matters. Focusing on what you want to say.
Surround yourself with those who lift you up - and it'll be that much harder for anyone to bring you down.
About my teacher...
I don't get it.
I really don't. As an educator, sure, I've questioned the work of some of my students. I've given them less than desirable grades, because the work was sub par...but I've never told them they weren't "an A Student"...I mean, what the hell is the point of that? To crush a kid's soul?
As an educator, I've always wanted my students to strive for greatness. I've always pushed them to achieve his or her personal best.
Because for me, that's what it means to be a great educator.
To set the bar high and guide students to reach that expectation.