It’s Autumn here in Australia. That means the end of the year is fast approaching! But before we get there, we have term 4 to get through – we have the last quarter of the year to venture into and see what it holds.
For those of you who have been reading my pieces for the last little while, you’ll know that I am super close to completing a TESOL Grad. Dip – and I mean SUPER close! I literally have one paper to write and submit and I am DONE! (Providing I pass everything – graduation looms in April next year) I got through an amazing placement, handed in multiple lesson plans and reflections and slogged my way through book reviews and bibliographies to get to this point. So in this last part of 2014, I have some new adventures on my plate – things a little more out of the comfort zone than what I’m used to.
From now unti Christmas, there are a few things coming up that are totally new for me – and I am freaking out just a little bit! I have been given the chance to take on some substitute teaching through the college where I did my placement!! What a crazy-amazing honour! I was truly touched and felt so blessed to be given this chance – it also felt really lovely to be acknowledged as a promising educator in my field of study! So, day after tomorrow – I tackle my FIRST EVER CLASS on my own! Eeep! Nervous is an understatement!
Also this term, I’ve been given the privilege of speaking at one of our Friday night youth gatherings!! Our series this term is ‘Core Strength’ – focusing on developing and maintaining our spiritual disciplines…and I’m speaking on Silence and Solitude, something I truly believe is important for everyone to put into practice, even if you’re an extrovert! So I’m nervous about that too – I’ve never spoken in front of a big group of people before – let alone for a specific amount of time and to teenagers! 😀
So I think as 2014 slowly dims down and 2015 creeps into the limelight with each new day, fresh adventures are a good thing. It’s good for me to try my hand at new and different things, even if they scare the heebie jeebies out of me! God is streching me, developing my skills and honing my passions with each step and while He never promised to give us only what we can handle, He did promise to give us the right tools and equip us in the right way for what lies ahead.
What new things are you experiencing?