"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning to dance in the rain."
Rain. Throughout my entire life, it's rained on practically any major day of celebration or any day of any significance at all.
Junior Prom - check. Pictures inside.
The first day of driving school. Monsoon.
Senior Prom - check. Pictures inside again.
The first game I started as a Varsity pitcher. I'm pretty sure the rain was horizontal. Try gripping a ball like that.
High School Graduation.
The first day of student teaching. Even better - hail and snowstorm.
And the most recent - the last interview I had - RAIN. I got called back for a demo.
Tomorrow, I'm going in to do my demo lesson to a 6th grade math class. For those non-teacher folk, this just means that I'm taking over someone's class for the day and showing the principal everything I'm capable of in hopes of being hired. I bet you could have guessed that I have a bunch of emotions whirling around inside of me. Excitement. Anxiousness. How many people am I going against? Will they like me? What if I don't get hired?
Some of these things are out of my hands. I don't know how many other people are also demo-ing and I don't know that I'll be hired. But I do know that I'm going to do my absolute best. I'm going to show my personality and everything I learned in Mr. Jackson's class. And - it's going to rain. I'm going to dance in the rain.
(Side note - it's also Friday, the 13th, which must also be good luck for me with my track record.)
But I didn't mean for this post to be me rambling about my lesson and hopes of becoming a teacher. What I wanted to focus on the ability to look for the positive amidst the negative, or, more plainly, the rain.
The rain means traffic.
The rain means re-scheduled plans.
The rain means crappy hair days.
It's cold and not pretty and nobody likes rainy days. (Except me and my grandmother.)
But, rain happens. We know that not all days are going to be sunny at 75 (shout out to any Joe Nichols fans). It's up to us to decide how to react to that. Are we going to wallow in self-pity and complain about the unsightly weather? Or are we going to go about our day despite the storm? Ultimately, it's up to us.
Don't wait for the storm to pass. Take advantage of the time you have now and dance in the rain.