I started this blog Teacher Julie, Filipina Special Education teacher to write about special education issues and my experiences as a special education teacher and I’ve a Teacher Julie Facebook page I’ve recently had the courage to make.
Through it all, it gives me immense joy when people I don’t know send emails, comments and thank-yous for helping them while they read about my experiences as a special education teacher.
I know I still have a lot to learn. I know I have my own shortcomings and that my students have adapted to my quirks I know too that I fall short of the expectations I set for myself.
And there were times when I ranted online when I shouldn’t have.
But in the end, when I see where my students are right now, I feel pride and joy that all the things we went through together are worth every second: teenage issues, challenges, expectations, bittersweet moments, future plans, discussed controversial topics where I have been privy to their journey through the turbulent teenage years.
The sleepless nights, the crossroads, the questions, the doubts now look like just little stumbling blocks that made their parents and I hope that we have shaped the path for a better future for them.
Through the years I’ve met a lot of mombloggers, virtually and in real-life, and have even forged a bond and a blog with some special friends who I know will be there through all wrinkle serum and hair-dyeing times.
One blog lead to others more out there and if only I have all the time in the world sans parenting responsibilities, real work, house chores and mundane things, I would probably have more blogs than I can handle but alas, I always go back to this blog and reserve my best thoughts here.
I hope I can still keep the “fire” and the passion in this blog alive even when my fingers are too shaky to touch the right keys on the keyboard and when my eyesight fails to read the fine print (thank God, there’s none of that yet, LOL).
It’s been a long journey (the blog’s template name) but the fun is just starting.
Like my photo blog, this is a long shot at winning but as I’ve said, it’s a close to being a winner in itself. Thank you to everyone I met virtually and in real life, for enriching my life more
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