Welcome to term 3! I can't believe we already have half of our year behind us. I reminds me of running a race. I'm not the greatest of runners, but I enjoy running and have run a few races over the years. My second favorite point in any race, next to finishing of course, is when I reach the halfway point. I know that since I've made it halfway, I will have the strength and stamina to finish because it's less than what I've already done.
If you've read one of my newsletters, you're well aware that I like to incorporate quotes into the current state of affairs, that I attempt to write to, regarding our school and our school community. True to form, as I was thinking about our arrival at the halfway point of the school year, I came across this quote by Wislawa Szymborska and recognized its application to our school community: "Every beginning is only a sequel, after all, and the book of events is always open halfway through."
"I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're doing something."
-- Neil Gaiman