I’m gonna make some mistakes today…I’m starting to expect them rather than be surprised by them.
This post, first written in October 2015, is an early layer in a lesson I’ve been working on. It’s worth re-visiting in April 2019.
Early in our marriage, my husband and I attended a workshop on personality types. Everyone in the room was broken into four groups based on responses to a questionnaire. The groups were illustrated on a four-quadrant chart, each quadrant labelled with a catch phrase. My responses landed me in the quadrant labelled with the catch phrase, “I’m right.” My husband landed in the quadrant labelled “I know.” I reflexively looked over at him and said, “As long as you know that I’m right, this marriage should work out beautifully.”
Yeah, it has been a long painful fall from that kind of pride.
During my first year of teaching, the seasoned teachers on my hallway were keeping their distance from me. One morning, after a huge…
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