It’s Monday! Keep going!

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It’s Monday.

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It’s the last Monday for most of us before the Easter holidays begin.

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Flowers do not force their way with great strife. Flowers open to perfection slowly in the sun…. Don’t be in a hurry about spiritual matters. Go step by step, and be very sure.–White Eagle

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The greatest thing is, at any moment, to be willing to give up who we are in order to become all that we can be.–Max De Pree

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How are you going to spend this one odd and precious life you have been issued? Whether you’re going to spend it trying to look good and creating the illusion that you have power over people and circumstances, or whether you are going to taste it, enjoy it and find out the truth about who you are.–Anne Lamott (in Starting Over)

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How do the geese know when to fly to the sun? Who tells them the seasons? How do we, humans, know when it is time to move on? As with the migrant birds, so surely with us, there is a voice within, if only we would listen to it, that tells us so certainly when to go forth into the unknown.–Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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I am still learning–how to take joy in all the people I am, how to use all my selves in the service of what I believe, how to accept when I fail and rejoice when I succeed.–Audre Lorde

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I believe a unique core self is born into every human being; the result of millennia of environment adn heredity combined in an unpredictable way that could never happen before or again.–Gloria Stienem (“A Balance Between Nature and Nuture” in This I Believe ed. by Allison and Gediman)

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I believe there’s an inner power that makes winners or losers. And the winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts.–Sylvester Stallone

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I do not want to die…until I have faithfully made the most of my talent and cultivated the seed that was placed in me until the last small twig has grown.–Kathe Kollwitz

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I don’t think there ever was a lazy man in this world. Every man has some sort of gift, and he prizes that gift beyond all others. He may be a professional billiard-player, or a Paderewski, or a poet–I don’t care what it is. But whatever it is, he takes a native delight in exploiting that gift, and you will find it is difficult to beguile him away from it. Well, there are thousands of other interests occupying other men, but those interests don’t appeal to the special tastes of the billiard champion or Paderewski. They are set down, therefore, as too lazy to do that or do this–to do, in short what they have no taste or inclination to do. In that sense, then I am phenomenally lazy. But when it comes to writing a book–I am not lazy. My family find it difficult to dig me out of my chair.–Mark Twain

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I have a basic philosophy that I’ve tried to follow during my coaching career. Whether you’re winning or losing, it’s important to always be yourself. You can’t change because of the circumstances around you.–Cotton Fitzsimmons

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I have had more trouble with myself than with any other man I’ve met.–Dwight Moody

A week in my shoes 24th-28th March 2014

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It’s Friday again.

What has this week brought you?

One mORR week until half term for the majority of us, methinks.

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Having spent an ORRsome two days working with HTs in North Lincs and York, weekend spent washing and catching up with other things including quality family time.

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We began mapping out our new curriculum in our staff meeting. Great discussion.

Arrived back to lovely surprise flowers from North Lincs consortium of HTs.

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Exactly a year ago today I was in my new school for day one of the headship interview. It involved delivering a worship session, interview by school council, interview about leadership and management, interview about community and ethos, a learning walk and a data exercise. The day ended with tea and coffee with staff and governors and going home to wait for a phone call to see whether I was invited back for day two.

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Worship in church this mORRning with the whole school – being a split site school makes it very impORRtant to meet together as one.

This time last year I was invited back for day two of the headship interview. An unseen presentation and fORRmal interview and then home to await THE phone call.

Governors met at 4.30pm and at 4.33pm my phone rang and here I am one year on.

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Some great blog posts reads, in fact ORRsome ones this week.

https://highheelsandhighnotes.wordpress.com/2014/03/26/orrsome-blog-posts-from-the-week-that-was-week-11-2/

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Our children had a great time listening to Simon Finch @simfin talk about Esafety.

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It’s Friday and another week has passed. One mORR week to go until we break up for Easter and I’ll have been in post two terms. Such a lot has happened in two terms. So exciting.

Bring on the weekend.