Thursday, April 5, 2018

100% Authentically ME!

Just be who you want to be, not what others want to see.  ~Unknown

100% Authentically ME!

I am me. Perfect just
the way I am. I will not be
someone who
changes the way I look at the world because of what you
say or do. I want
always be
the one who tells the truth, not
without a smile, but also not just repeating what
say. I want
to be authentic, to
show you all the truths I see.

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2018


  1. Authentic Mary Lee Hahn, right there. :) Great message. xo

  2. A worthy goal this desire to be authentic and original. My students talk about this often, but we know it's a difficult struggle.

    BTW, I'm in awe of your daily golden shovel poems.

  3. This is Duncan's plan as he ends his challenging journey in a gigantic public high school of 2300 and moves to a one-room schoolhouse of *18* 6-10th graders on Monday. We're excited but we all feel a little whiplash over our rapid decision-making process. That's authentic too!

    *I think a good listener and a good critical thinker can be "someone who
    changes the way I look at the world because of what you
    say or do."

  4. I love this - I think it should be a poster in a classroom. Maybe that's the perfect finish to a project like this - being paired with the perfect photograph.