Arielle has said, about struggle being a good thing? That would make this one good week for me!
Self confidence... I really don't know what to say. I could pretty much duplicate the post on self-esteem, cause it all applies here, too. What can I say, I had a pretty interesting childhood, ok? My past shaped the person I am today. Which, now that I think about it, is a person with some self confidence in one area: teaching.
Then things come to a screeching halt, cause for some reason, when it comes to doing exactly that, treating myself the way I treat my students? I lose all confidence and it becomes impossible to do. Can you hear the irony knocking?
I've been told this recovery process can make miracles happen. Hopefully one of those miracles will find me receiving the gift of self confidence. Problem is, I know the gift giver. And she's not very fond of me. Hopefully that changes, too.