On March 1st, I issued a challenge to myself to walk a mile for each student in our building. This challenge is personal to me, as it was something my older sister, Kerri, and I had dreamed of doing
together. Sadly, my sister passed away before we got the opportunity to make it happen.
In an effort to turn something that is so sad to me into something positive, I am challenging myself to walk one mile for every student in St. Patrick School. This is going to be very hard for me, because I am so out of shape. But, it will be a good, real life lesson to our students that even when something is hard, you can be successful if you just keep trying.
I may be slow, but I will put one foot in front of the other and just keep trying each and every day. I'm calling this challenge, "Ms. Monaghan's Miles" and will keep track of my progress on a poster in the office. I will choose one student each day to walk a mile for, and put that students name on my progress chart as a reminder that I walked for him/her that day.
I kicked it off yesterday, March 1, by dedicating my first mile to Fr. Robert Stewart. Fr. Robert was a champion for our school and he always rooted for me as a new principal. I dedicated my first mile to him, because I know he is still rooting for me from heaven!
If you're even in the building and see me walking, feel free to join in! I would love the company. And be sure to keep track of my progress...it keeps me motivated.