I don't have words to explain why this has been such an emotional week, but it has. A complete roller coaster.
This week... I have realize that students whom I had hoped would grow and mature have not come around, and now their friends will leave high school without them. That makes me sad.
I have had to deal with situations that have just devastated me, scared me, and relieved me, all at the same time.
I have been incredibly inspired by students as I hear their speeches of high school triumphs and college hopes. So many of these students are so much more amazing than I could have ever aspired to be. They will become amazing people.
My honors students are doing presentations on their Buried Life projects, more on that to follow, but their dedication is inspiring.
And then there is the pain.
Some of my students have dealt with far more pain in their short lives than I have ever even begun to understand.