May 4, 2022
My name is Stephen Caufield. The biggest struggle I’ve faced thus far has been trying to find the work/ life balance and after finding it, maintaining that lifestyle. Also, when trying to balance these things you have to remember to stay in the moment and enjoy it. Things I have had to balance are time with my family, finances, and plans for the future. Another struggle has been trying to get your own definition of what success means to you. And you might take another person’s definition of success to make it yours as well, but the reality is that in order to transcend obstacles one must define success for themselves.
Professionally the biggest struggle has been trying to get students to understand that they are unique and incredible individuals with limitless potential. This has been a struggle. As a teacher, one would want to see their students succeed as students and individuals, but some difficulties can arise from this being accomplished. Some being that they think they are defined by situations and groups when they aren’t.