Back when I was studying to become a teacher, I wrote this little diddy for my methods class. For those of you who don’t know what a methods class is, it’s the class that future teachers take to learn how to lesson plan and how to teach. At the end of the class we had to submit a portfolio; I wrote this as a preface to my portfolio.

Mine for the taking

I am but a mere mortal,

and forever will I be.

My capacity to learn, however,

is as boundless as the universe,

and as deep as the sea.

How far I will go

is entirely up to me.

~Loly Mireles 12/7/99