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I Am a Work in Progress. So, I Write.

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I logged into my bank account on Friday morning and realized that things were not at all what they should be. Someone had made charges to my account, and the money I had in there to pay my bills was gone.

I called the bank and got the process to reverse the fraudulant charges started. Then, I seethed. I was unsettled by this violation of my security, by the ease in which someone could take the money that my husband and I work hard to earn, that the upcoming plans we have for our sons may be jeapardized. I especially don't like problems that I cannot solve...I needed help from my bank to fix this one.

I had a few quiet minutes to myself and I opened up my blog. I read words that I had written about focusing on what you can control, letting go of what you can't. I read about being positive and looking for the good in even the strangest places. I read about waiting for the storm to pass, and how things that seem horrible right now don't seem so bad in a few hours, days.

Sometimes my attitude stinks, sometimes I need reminders, and this is just one of the reasons I am so grateful that I started to blog. I write to hold myself accountable, I write to lift expectations for myself, and I write to share the method to my madness with others.

So, I followed my own advice and focused on the positive and what I could control. I still wasn't happy about the violation and fraud, but I was pleased that I discovered the charges right away and that I had help to get them reversed. It is still a work in progress.

I am still a work in progress, always.


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Relationships are the foundation of learning, followed closely by innovating to meet the needs of all learners. Allyson is transparent about being a work in progress, and shares her journey with other educators through her blog.

The proud parent of two boys, Allyson has been an educator for more than 18 years. She started out her career teaching in a multi-age classroom with upper elementary students, and then went on to teach junior high. After spending two years as an elementary assistant principal, she became a junior high and high school principal. 

Now, she is an elementary principal at Quincy Elementary in Zeeland, MI. She adores her students, staff, parents and the community and feels so fortunate to have the opportunity to serve them.

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