life beyond the well…

The Work Grind

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It’s been a little bit since I’ve posted anything pretty substantial, but I’ve really been on the work grind.

Last week, some teammates and I all traveled to Orlando, Florida to attend the KIPP School Summit.  The trip was awesome, and I learned a lot about the structure of KIPP and I had the opportunity to meet lots of people from the KIPP schools across the country.

Now that we’re back in North Carolina, it’s been a lot of work to prepare for the school year and for the new students who are joining the school.  Between whole group sessions, grade level sessions, and getting the school ready for the kids it’s been crazy.

Despite how busy things have been, I still maintain that it’s a blessing to be busy because it means that you’re trusted with much.  This job will be a stretch for me and a challenge- new materials, new environment, done in a new way.  However, as much as I’m confident that it’ll be a stretch, I’m even more confident in God’s ability to equip me with all that I need and more.  Besides, it’s not until we’re stretched beyond our comfort zones that we grow.

Through it all, I’m grateful for having a job, and I’m really enjoying getting to know my teammates.  It’s gonna be a great year!

Until next time…


Author: erin.almond

God-chaser. NC native, now planted in Jacksonville, FL. Happily married to a handsome church-planting pastor. I am easily excited by Jesus, education, cupcakes, Moleskine notebooks, and Pepsi. Overwhelmed by God's amazing grace, undeserving of His love and mercy.

One thought on “The Work Grind

  1. THE GRIND….perfect way to describe the teaching profession. School started back on Monday here in metro Atlanta (Gwinnett). It’s a taxing grind, but also a fun and rewarding grind. Best wishes for a great school year!

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