Well… my blogging goals have not been happening. I actually have been reevaluating my plate of “stuff”. I need to let a few things go. But that is not the point of this post. What is the point is the focus on a book I just finished. I am a little late to the game, but I just finished listening to Becoming by Michelle Obama. And I LOVED it.
I always thought Michelle was amazing, but this book has moved her up to role model on my list. I loved how she always tried to stay independent and true to herself.
One of my favorite take-aways is that our paths in life can swerve. She talks about how it is silly to ask kids what they want to be when they grow up. I started taking this perspective in a recent unit with my freshmen. We are looking at careers, but I am encouraging them to pick careers that are “maybe’s” to explore. Or careers that seem out of reach. They are not deciding but exploring.