The Magic of Beginnings

Beginnings. They can be sort of funny.  

Sometimes you find yourself in a new place, unsure which step to take first, but confident that where you are standing is exactly where you need to be.

Recently, I turned a page. I started something new. In the midst of this transition, I came across this quote by Meister Eckhart, โ€œAnd suddenly you know: It's time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.โ€

Beginnings. Moving forward. Taking that first step. Trusting in the magic... of what already is and what is yet to be.

Today was another magical beginning. Though Iโ€™ve spent the past 4 years as a Teacher on Special Assignment doing tons of PD sessions, todayโ€™s PD just felt different.  I was keenly aware of the fact that this was my first trip in my new role and I was super excited to work with an amazing group of elementary teachers in Northern California. The beauty of a staff development day like today... I got to encourage teachers to push buttons and try new things. Play PD. Hands on. Exploring. Learning. Sharing. It was an incredible day. 

As I worked with the teachers today, I was inspired by their willingness to step outside their comfort zones and think outside the box. Taking risks comes easy for some. Itโ€™s not easy for everyone. But taking risks, in some way, is like a magical beginning.  Perhaps itโ€™s because you know itโ€™s time. Time to start something new and trust in the magic of beginnings.

Whatโ€™s coming next is my Curiousity Voyage. I am extremely passionate about exploring, sharing, and contributing. I have the great privilege of helping others as they explore possibilities with EdTech and learn how to leverage tools to transform teaching and learning. But right now, Iโ€™m taking a risk. Iโ€™m trying something new. Iโ€™m stepping out of my own comfort zone and trusting in my new beginning. Iโ€™m going on a Curiosity Voyage and Iโ€™m inviting you to come with me. 

I know itโ€™s going to be an epic adventure.