Today in the car I was listening to 100 Bad Days by AJR and two lines kept repeating in my head (it didn’t hurt that the song kept repeating these lines!). “A hundred bad days made a hundred good stories. A hundred good stories made me interesting at parties.”
Thinking of these two lines, I started thinking about all of the bad days that have happened this year. The days where I questioned if I would be able to show up with a smile on my face the next day. The days where not being exhausted seems like a distant dream. The days that nothing went right and everything went wrong.
These days have turned into some of the most interesting stories… or at least I hope they will. Like the days where I questioned if I would be able to show up with a smile on my face the next day and then a student told me a silly joke that made my smile reappear. Or the days that I not being exhausted was a distant memory and then my teaching team decided to have a dance off in the hall with the students. Or the days that nothing went right and everything went wrong but the students and I were able to take a step back from intentional instruction and just talk about anything and everything.
So the next time I have a bad day, I’m going to try and look at how to rethink it and turn it into an interesting story!