There’s only so many lessons you can learn from the student’s chair,
Quietly listening to instruction from the teacher,
Passively receiving insights
Drinking in their wisdom
Sitting at their feet.
But then there come’s a day when your seat is taken in the classroom,
And the people you counted on are now counting on you
To show up.
Your mistakes are your mistakes
And your victories are hard earned,
Your opinion is necessary,
Your input needed.
We may not always be ready for when that day comes
But we should be ready to try,
To do more than just follow the script
But to start writing the story ourselves.
Today is the beginning of a new adventure for me;
In real time.
A fresh start on a road travelled by many before
So many mentors, so much advice
But today the chalk is in my hand.