Striving for 2020 perfect vision.

As I was walking to school one morning, the number 2020 came to mind. I wrestled with my thoughts on what this number represented. 2020 is the perfect vision that I wanted to have. Yet, I have to use glasses and contacts to help me see close to 2020. I could have LASIK surgery to have the perfect 2020 vision. 2020 is the year that our vision of life becomes perfectly clear. Right?

Is it just me or has anyone ever thought.. oh this is the year that I’m going to make it. I will achieve so many things in my life. This is the year where my dream job will happen! This is the #perfect year! How can this 2020 year not be perfect. I mean when you think of 2020 doesn’t it mean the perfect vision of life?

Year 2020 has been anything but perfect. Why did I put so much emphasis on ensuring that this would be THAT year? Is it because how I view the world with the lens of perfect 2020 is how I view all aspects of my life as achieving the perfect 2020 vision in my own life? Do you feel me on this friends? Do you strive for the perfect 2020 vision in this world?

Friends, I am guilty. I have been striving for the perfect 2020 vision life because I wanted to earn the prize. I couldn’t see clearly what that prize was but I know that I wanted to claim the ultimate prize that would define my perfect 2020 year. Anyone with me on this? Have you claimed your ultimate prize? If you answered YES! I’m clapping my hands for you! I’m so proud of you.

A song that has gotten me through my teaching career right now is the Greatest Love of ALL by: Whitney Houston

I love the words to this song. It was how I was educated to build up the children of the world. I truly believed that the “children are our future.. teach them well and let them lead the way”. As I began my teaching career with the zest and excitement that I have chosen, the career that has a lifetime of impact because I recalled what my 4th grade teacher did for me. To this day, I credit her as the inspiration that led me into this career choice. Two decades of teaching have pass and yet I’m wondering if I have made the right career choice. Does this career of shaping the future generation is how I’m going to achieve the 2020 vision? I hope you take some time to reflect on what 2020 vision looks like for you.

I can honestly share with you all that a career in education is the best career for me because year 2020 is when I can claim the ultimate prize. The ultimate prize of recognizing that I have made the RIGHT career decision for myself. I ❤ ❤ ❤ teaching. I ❤ being a learner in education. I ❤ what learning has represented for me. I ❤ that my art in this world is to shape the minds of our future generation. I ❤ that I get to go into a job that is filled with pure genuine JOY that I just can’t contain and want to shout from the rooftop of the world that a choice is in education is my “the BEST is YET to come”.

I hope your 2020 perfect vision year is a year where you reflect and ask yourself if the lens you view the world is the way you view yourself?

Christ follower| Hopeful in Education| 2nd Chances 4 All |