It is said that grit is the most effective indicator of successful people. There is a stronger correlation between grit and success than anything else. I don’t know if I’m particularly “gritty” or not, but luckily for me, grit can be built. I suppose this is what it feels like to build grit. To be honest, it sucks. I need to focus on having a growth mindset.
Friday was a horror.
At one point, my chest started hurting, the room started spinning, and I had to sit down. Thankfully there was a para in my room and I had her take over for a moment. This is happening more frequently. I get dizzy and lightheaded and really bad headaches. I suppose it’s from stress… not that I have that or anything. I meditate and pray daily, but it doesn’t seem to alleviate the intense crushing pressure on my chest and my head.
I am intensely underprepared for tomorrow, it’s only 6:40 PM, but my headache is getting more intense and this writing on the computer thing is not feeling too great. I am going to go nap…
P.S. In the event that you are contemplating joining Teach for America, I’d recommend spending a lot of time in classrooms first. If you were just accepted, volunteer in inner city schools every day that you can, ask to learn the procedures that the teachers use, see what effective teachers do and what sucky teachers do… don’t just jump into this blind… it’s just a bad idea.