I am beginning to realize that every chapter of my life is filled with new lessons to learn, new topics to study and new areas to grow in. I like the George Whitman quote “All the world is my school and all humanity is my teacher.” So I will enter this chapter - another classroom - with humility, gratefulness and curiousity.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
The dreaded second quarter evaluations were upon us. We answered our 20 questions, wrote our five pages, spent half a day getting feedback from each other and then sat before the Professional Advisory Group.
And as everything in CPE is, it was nothing like we expected. (dreaded. see Jackhammered post) This particular group was inquiring and encouraging. They asked deep questions and listened intently. They applauded the handling of a sticky situation I'd been in. They commended the steps I was taking toward my goals. They witnessed to the value of my ministry here.
At the end of our hour together, one of the Advisors, a Rabbi, said to me "Erin, this may sound a little mystical. But I feel you have been here many times before....."
It does sound mystical. And I'm not sure what it means. But I like the sound of it....
What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. Is there anything of which one can say, "Look! This is something new"? It was here already, long ago; it was here before our time. Ecclesiates 1:9 and 10