Many people know that I spend a lot of time on the beautiful park trails in our area on the weekends. I have run the trails of Bastrop County for over 15 years and it's pretty safe for me to say that I know the trails very well. I know when the park system makes the slightest change and when mother nature decides to make a change.
The trail allows time for reflection and meditation. It is a place where so many connections to life can be made. Such as the diversity in the forest with the trees, plants, wildlife, and terrain. Anywhere you look there are tall trees, old trees, young trees, fallen trees, and trees of many species.
I am constantly amazed at how one day to the next as much as the trail remains the same, it also changes. An overnight rain can change the path in which one travels due to debris or a fallen tree.
No matter if the rain, wind, or park system changes the trail - it always stays the same. The beauty of the forest is still there, the trail is still there, and the peacefulness of nature remains in the end.
Education is much the same. Each day we work with children to improve their lives as well as our own. Each year educators adjust to the needs of the local, state, and federal regulations and expectations. Yet, each day and each year, we still have the same expectation from year to year no matter what changes in education.
Yet, each day and each year, we have the same expectation no matter what changes are made in education. That expectation is to love students and guide them to be the best they can be.