"I am" is an interesting statement for any of us to make.
"I am" is a statement that can change from today to tomorrow.
"I am" is both a statement about us and a statement about the circumstances that surround us.
"I am" is a statement we often avoid, favoring "I do" or "I wish."
"I am" is a reminder of how scary it can be to speak up for ourselves.
"I am" is a reminder of how empowering it can be to speak up for ourselves.
This is two days of imparting some of my years of knowledge and experience to a room full of kids just beginning to amass their own knowledge and experience. But having seen Day 1, I have a feeling I may be learning as much as I am teaching. And I may come out with my own somewhat new version of "I am."