Fearless or frozen, how do I chose?
If I’m stuck in my tracks, then I will lose.
Fight or flight, what’s the best option?
I can’t lose, so let the world be cautioned!
I must fight and I will blossom!
Public speaking is a fear for the masses,
But I am a church teacher, so I must teach multiple classes.
My students are scary, and the middle schoolers talk like bumbling bees,
My first day was difficult and made me feel like I ate rotten cheese.
My self doubt, fear, and lack of confidence were as tall as a mountain,
I was scared to come back, but I kept sprouting.
My first failure led to my first victory,
I decided to make the class more interesting by introducing some trickery.
Crafts, projects, and group discussions helped my students stay engaged,
A little creativity and classroom innovation displayed that my fears were engraved.
False fears and stuttering lips evaporated like smoke over a campfire.
If only my former self could see me now,
I became confident and outgoing somehow.
Becoming a teacher taught me to sprout into a tree of confidence, joy, and innovation.
I learned that it is up to me to plant seeds in the lives of the next generation.
I learned that teaching will be my career because it is my passion,
I will inspire other people to become trees that are taller than they could’ve imagined.