I did something today I have NEVER DONE BEFORE.
We had a visitor in school who had brought some ‘exotic pets’ to show the youngest children. Here she is with her corn snake – and my colleague [also called Angela] holding him.
And then I HELD THE SNAKE!!!!
A few years ago, on holiday, we visited a wildlife place and I got to touch a snake – but this is the first time ever I have held one. I wasn’t scared, I didn’t drop him, and I feel ridiculously pleased with myself for overcoming my nervousness. Then the whistle blew, for the end of break-time – so I never even got to see the tarantula, because I had to return to my class.
He was so beautiful, in shades of orange and gold, with a darting red tongue. I came home at lunchtime absolutely bubbling with excitement about my latest new experience [Bob has to put up with so much from me sometimes!]
I love the way that however old we get, life can be full of unexpected new challenges.
What have you just done for the first time?