Fear is a powerful word. The great thing is we can determine how powerful. I teach my students to not be afraid to move beyond fear. For beyond fear is growth, courage, and new-found strengths. I am currently having to listen to my own words and thoughts. I will be starting a new chapter in my life in less than a week. I will start grad school for a degree as a school counselor. This has been something I have wanted to achieve since becoming a teacher. Life has seemed to challenge this goal for many years. I am registered, been accepted, and enrolled in my courses. The past few days I have been second guessing my choice. Am I making the right choice? Will I be able to balance work, family, school, 2 boys in baseball, and all other things in my life?? I don’t have the answer which scares me. What I do know is if I don’t take a leap of faith then I will never know the answer. This is where fear can either take hold of you or it can fuel your fight to achieve your dreams. I am thankful to have a wonderful support system. I have an amazing husband that supports me everyday, 2 wonderful boys that inspire daily, and the most amazing group of friends that give me strength each day. The unknown path will remain unknown unless we begin the journey. I am looking forward to finding where my journey will lead me.