It is late Sunday evening, and I don’t know when you might read this, but let me share a few highlights of the week. The following moments are parts of other people’s stories and mine.
My oldest son is in Baltimore for National FBLA competing in Public Speaking.
A coworker headed home for a family wedding as her marriage is in the process of ending.
My other son spent time in Indiana on a basketball trip with his high school team. They visited the Milan 1954 Hoosiers Museum, Hoosiers gym, Butler University, and played a basketball game against a school also named Adams Central.
I spent a morning working in my new classroom (more on that later).
I attended the funeral for the son of a colleague.
Two of my daughters were in their first play, 101 Dalmatians Jr.
An instructor shared that her daughter moved into her home with her four kids because the daughter’s marriage was ending.
I finished an excellent graphic novel, I am Alfonso Jones. I highly recommend this graphic novel.
Finished making the third movie of the trapped trilogy.
We attended a wedding for my niece. They dated for over four years.
This past week was filled with stories: heartbreak, new beginnings, happiness, and history. It is incredible to think about all the stories being written right at this moment. Some filled with joy, while others are experiencing pain and heartache. Someone right now is trying to fight off doubt and fear, while at the same time a couple is welcoming a new child into the world.
A great story is not without pain or without love. I don’t know what words you are writing right now for your story. But I do know that your story is important, that the words are yours and they need to be written by you. There will always be plot twists that surprise us, but remember, you get to write the next scene… write from your heart.