A Right now, my teaching life looks like me figuring out the balance between preparing for my students and creating engaging lessons and activities for them but also making sure that I am taking time to care for myself as well. In the past, I’ve had this mindset that I could do everything on my own, and I didn’t need to ask others for help. This first year of teaching has shown me that in no way am I able to be the best teacher I can be for my students without help from others. I have learned how to ask teammates, colleagues, and the district coaches at central office for help. They have been wonderful at providing me with support, checking in on me, and encouraging me as I work towards becoming a better teacher for my students.