Friday, December 6, 2013

Your Mission is Greater Than You Are

Not gonna lie, these past few weeks at work have been particularly stressful and have totally kicked my ass.

I’m straight up tired. So much so that I’ve been quite literally counting down the days until our winter break – ten school days.

But right now, I’m beat. And tired. And stretched thin. And thisclose to give up. Needless to say, these past few weeks have been rough.

That’s when I take a step back and remember why I do what I do, why I have early mornings and late nights, why I drop Aiden off to school extra early in order to get to work, why I have Aiden stay in after school classes and programs so that I can work some more, why I over-caffeine at times, why I care so much…

And I realize that this is bigger than just me. It’s bigger than just Aiden. Yes, I’ll be the best mother that I can be to him and you best believe that I put my all into that little boy, but I’ve been called to be the best that I can be in my career too. To be a part of something so meaningful and so profound… to help close an achievement gap… to help students who have the least amount of resources and the most needs.

I’ve been called to be a part of a mission.

I’ve been called to have an impact.

It certainly isn’t easy. But it’s totally worth it.

If you're feeling like you're tired and stretched thin and just... can't... go... on, push forward anyway. Think about all the good you can do and think about the fact that it's not just about you. Your calling is greater than you are. Your mission is greater than you are. The impact that you can leave is greater than you are. Leave your mark and make your impact. 

Don't settle. Be great. 

There is no passion to be found in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. – Nelson Mandela


  1. Not going to lie with everything going on with me right now quitting sure seems a lot easier. Then, I think about the kind of example I would be setting for my kids. More importantly what kind of example would be setting for myself? I spent my entire childhood dreaming of being great and touching the lives of others. So, why throw in the towel now? Why settle?

  2. Right on girl. I feel your struggle and your pain, but we have to keep truckin' :)


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