As today marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's incredibly famous speech "I have a dream..." given in Washington so long ago, people from around the world are encouraged to share their dreams today. #DreamDay is a chance to share our hopes, our visions, and our dreams, so why not take the opportunity to do so?
For me, my dream is to look back on my career one day and know that I have made a distinct difference to the students that I have taught over the years and the teachers that I have met and had the priviledge to work with. To know that I was an important part of a wider group of passioned educators that revolutionized the way that PE is taught. To know that I not only made a difference from a physical education point of view but also from a holistic perspective in regards to education in general.
I have been asked so many times why I blog. How I find the time to keep up with things considering I have a full time job, I coach, and I have a family to look after. To be completely honest, I have difficulty answering this question. There is a very personal side to why I think I blog, but sometimes I am left not really knowing. What I do know is that something pushes me to do so and I truly love and value every second of it. If my work can help to make a difference in another teacher's life, I couldn't ask anything more. What an honor that would be. So, I guess that is my dream, to know that one day everything I have done will have made a difference to others.
Even if you do not publicly announce what your dream is (which is fine of course!), I encourage you to record what it is in a journal or to share it with someone who you are close with. Thanks for reading.