This past week I wrote my first IEP.
All by myself.
And I’m not speaking of the Eric Carmen hit from years gone by. I DID want to be all by myself!
The thought of it was somewhat scary, but after all, if you walk in any store at this time of year, all you’ll see is Halloween decorations everywhere you turn.
Don’t we all enjoy being scared? Just a little? So why not start now?
I had sat back and observed as two of my students’ IEPs were completed by my Exceptional Student Support Lead. Now it was time for baptism by fire. Time for me to dive in head first and give it a try! After all, if you make a mistake. it gives you error responses on each page as you complete them before you can save it. I couldn’t break it! I couldn’t hurt anything. I began with a prayer. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Then an hour and a half later I had completed it. Except for the dates on the final page. I called the teacher across the hall from me for help on explaining how the dates work, and my lead reviewed and fixed the things that needed fixing the next morning. It went remarkably well! It wasn’t as scary as I thought!
How about you? Are there things in life that you procrastinate about? That overwhelm you? That paralyze you?
My advice to you is take a deep breath, put on your big girl pants, say a prayer (After all, we can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens us.), and dive in head first and see what you can accomplish.
I did! 😊 And once you accomplish that hurdle, just think of the places you’ll go! With God.
Together let’s enjoy the journey. Wherever life may take us. By moving forward. By learning. By growing.
For me, today, it’s IEPs. Who knows what tomorrow will bring? I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to find out!
By myself I can do nothing, I judge only as I hear, and my judgement is just, for I seek not to please myself, but He who sent me. John 5:30
Love and laughter,