Showing Up


Showing up can be hard.

Think about the kid who struggles.

The outsider.

The kid without friends.

The one who gets picked on.

They show up.


Anticipating the difficulty ahead.

But they show up.


Teachers can feel similarly.

Perhaps for the same reasons.

Perhaps for different reasons.

Showing up can be hard.

But I like to believe that

if we show up,

stay true to ourselves,

continue our mission,

things will get better,

even though

it often doesn’t feel like it.


To all of you who show up,

anticipating the difficulty ahead,

thank you.


Trevor (@trevorabryan)