Here it is: my first blog post! It’s been a long time coming and I am happy to finally begin sharing my Teach for America journey.
I decided to title my blog as “Where the Sidewalk Ends”, in honor of my favorite childhood poem by Shel Silverstein. Although I racked my brain with countless titles quoting George Eliot, Kurt Vonnegut, William Faulkner, or another one of my favorite English influences, I decided to stick with good ol’ Shel for his perfect wisdom and ability to remind me of the inherent inspiration we all have in our youth, before we become jaded, corrupted, and exhausted.
Where the Sidewalk Ends
There is a place where the sidewalk ends
And before the street begins,
And there the grass grows soft and white,
And there the sun burns crimson bright,
And there the moon-bird rests from his flight
To cool in the peppermint wind.