“You gotta fight… for your right…”

A few days ago, I had a bit of a breakdown on my Twitter account:

Sadly, no responses to any of my “cries for help.” Maybe I was just lonely because my wife was in the States with family, and maybe it was just one of those low-self-esteem days, but at some point, I realized that if I wanted to get myself to where I want to me, I’d have to do something about it.

So do something I did. After >50 hours of writing a poem, recording audio (in one take), and building a concept for a kinetic typography video, THIS happened:

GTASYDIt’s a professional life goal to one day attend one of these Google Teacher Academy things. I’ve applied a couple of times in the past, but I didn’t have enough time to put in a lot of effort into a video, and, frankly, I didn’t realize how involved some of these videos can be. The entire process isn’t based upon a 60-second clip, either—there’s an application I had to fill out with information about me, my education, my awards, and so on. But, as I stated earlier, it’s not like I have a lot of experience on paper, so I felt a lot of extra pressure to pour more into the video.

Google decides right around my birthday, in a couple of weeks, which 50 teachers get to attend, and I’m hoping (but not expecting) to hear some good news. Wish me luck!

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