Sunday, September 1, 2013

choices, obstalces, decisions, life

MaryAnn Carroll








Do you remember times when it felt like you had the world in your hands?


And you learned that there were many mountains to climb and that you could make it to the top?


And there were so many choices, that it was hard to choose a direction?


And when you found a path, you had the choice of turning in a different direction or moving forward?


And sometimes things just were a little big to tackle?


And sometimes you bit off more than you could chew.....


And you kept on going until you were just exhausted....


And it was time to put on the brakes....


Because you just needed to relax and regroup.



And rein yourself in and find some order again.....


To take out the time to have some fun.


Since time goes by very fast.

In a blink of an eye...


Because tomorrow there will always be another mountain to climb.



This week I will be starting back to school to begin my 29th year of teaching. As you might have guessed, these are the things in my own life that I need to keep in check.

I hope everyone in NY, who is starting this week, has a better school year than the last. It can only get better.

MaryAnn

15 comments:

Alice said...

Just this morning I was thinking of all the good things in my life. I have been blessed, but it hasn't all been fun and games. There have been several large mountains to climb, and with some of those I failed to overcome. But we keep going because the alternative is much worse. Thank you for a great post and fabulous photos!!! Can I ask where that beautiful water fall is? I sometimes plan our vacations around waterfalls, much to the dismay of my family.

mairedodd said...

what a deeply moving, mindful post - it made me tear up. life can feel so overwhelming - thank you for sharing the joy and excitement.
wishing you a wonderful school year this year -

Artisan Beads Plus said...

Hi Alice,

I hear ya! The falls were in Ithaca, NY where there are many more falls. The pictures do not do it justice. Here is the link:
http://www.taughannock.com/
Ithaca is known for its amazing waterfalls, art, etc.

Artisan Beads Plus said...

Thanks, Maire :o) I am hoping for one. It is the beginning of my last 5 years.

stacilouise said...

beautiful post to capture the end of summer ;) and great thoughts!

deb said...

Really thoughtful post. Will keep it in mind at the start of another week in the British health service! Have a good return!

Sandra said...

Hope you have a good year. I return to school on Tuesday.

Karen McGovern said...

Hope you have a great year, MaryAnn. My sister is a teacher, this is her 20th year. I don't know how you guys do it...but bless you!!

Artisan Beads Plus said...

Thank-you.... :o) Most years are good ones and it is the only job I know of where you get a fresh start every year! lol!

Sandra, I hope you have a great year too :o)

Teri said...

That was absolutely beautiful! Filled my heart ... what life is really ... everyday. Thank you.

Teri said...

Thank you! That was beautifully said and felt like life ... every day.

Kelli said...

Beautiful post!!! Truly shows whats most important in life

Diane (Dewdrop Designs) said...

What a wonderful post! Thank you.

Alicia said...

A wonderful post - thank you for the reminder, sometimes it's easy to forget what's truly important.
May you (and your students) have a great year!

JoZart said...

A superb post and it epitomises my own feelings of late. It's good to stop and smell the roses and it's also great to have a fresh start! Enjoy your new school year.
Jo x

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