I am currently sitting in my room in Lethbridge, AB. Bags are packed and as I look around the room I can’t help reflecting on my time here in Lethbridge.
Ten months ago I was dropped off in Lethbridge to begin something I knew was going to be amazing, but how amazing was yet to be determined. Now I sit here, ten months later bags packed ready to head back to Calgary; I cannot believe how fast the time has gone! I have been given the opportunity to meet so may fantastic people throughout my time here. The professors at the University of Lethbridge have modelled what it means to truly care about the students in a classroom and I am grateful for all that they have taught me. Perhaps even more important are the future colleagues I have connected with and the lifelong friends that have resulted. It’s amazing to see the camaraderie between people when they have a common goal, to better the lives of children. There was no competition for the best grade instead we all collaborated with one another to better ourselves and each other so that we could be the best teachers for our future students. Absolutely Stellar… enough said.
As I get ready to leave Lethrbridge and head back home to Calgary where I will spend my summer and live while I am in my internship this fall, I smile. It’s been an absolutely fantastic experience where I have met nothing but great people.
The end of this journey is leading me into the beginning of a new one. A new journey where I will take risks, encounter and overcome road blocks allowing me to grow. Not only will I grow as a teacher, but as a person. This is all moulding me into my future self, which is so exciting.
Until next time,