I knew I wanted to be a teacher ever since I was in second grade. After excelling in High School and College, I am happy to have made that dream a reality. Although I look forward to going to work every day, I will say that this is a challenging profession that is only getting more difficult as the years go on. I am fortunate to be in a private school here in Hawaii, especially as a first year teacher. I am learning a lot from my students daily, and about myself as I continue to trudge through my first year even though sometimes I feel like I have no idea what I’m doing. Here, you will find a few reflections about this journey and my growth throughout the school year.