By day, I’m teaching 7th and 8th grade students the subject of Reading (my Education Blog). By night, I AM a Teaching Intern. I achieved a Master’s degree in Business years ago, but needed this internship for teaching certification.
Somehow, this experience has helped me relate to my students even more. Although I AM mature enough to appreciate the learning process and the value it holds, it can still be boring and tedious. At night, I resemble my students as I fidget in my seat, look for ways to become distracted, and tell myself I NEED music in my ears.
I’m in my finals for two classes and it feels like I will never finish! My motivation is simply MY STUDENTS. It’s worth the sacrifice. Besides we should all be lifelong learners in one way or another; right?
A week ago today, I began a simple act of posting a daily picture of the day to encourage others to “have a great day”. This has become a habit. I awake anticipating my next post. I realize that it makes me feel good to encourage others. No matter my circumstances, I want to help others in theirs. I’ve been this way my entire life! I get it now! I’m wired that way; and it’s okay. It’s just simple kindness.
I searched for my father for many years. A few years ago, on my birthday, I found someone with the same last name that I felt could be related to me on Facebook. I posted a private message to someone who turned out to be my first cousin. This led me to some amazing people whom are all my family on the eastcoast. My father died many years ago, but I have some wonderful people in my life because of him. I am hopeful that this young man will reunite with his sister one day soon!
I returned to my beloved coffeehouse again this evening. I was just here last night until closing at 11pm. I honestly could have stayed much longer. Tonight, I am sitting at my same table. No music, just the chatter of those sitting around me studying and working on various projects.
I feel good. Although I keep yawning, I know that there is much to accomplish; so it doesn’t matter. I will be grateful tomorrow for what I accomplish tonight. As long as I know this, I am comforted to press forward.
I love coffeehouses, and college campuses! So, I live in a college town where I see adult students everywhere. They are in the grocery store and all about this ASU (Arizona State University) Tempe neighborhood . I am somehow rejuevenated by the presence of those who embrace learning and strive to grow. That’s all I can infer from how I am feeling at the moment.
Today was a much better day because of the work I did at this coffeehouse last evening. Also, my sleep was so sound that I had to come back to see if I had discovered something life changing. Tonight, no soft music on the patio, but it is still a peaceful and productive place for me.
I have not posted in my blog for quite some time. I realize that it’s a pattern that I go through ever so often. I will post for a while then just stop! Well, it occurred to me this evening that I have tried to achieve perfection with this thing. As a result, I became paralyzed at the notion of what to post and when to post it. I just decided tonight that time moves along whether I am posting on my blog or not. Life is ever changing and many moments are gone that I can not retrieve. My blog is my way to express my thoughts and feelings (even if random) and not perfectly crafted. I read the blogs of others and I clearly see those who are free to express themselves and its enriching! So, I declare that I am going to blog freely and express my pain, passion, and purpose as often as I can. There is someone out there who needs this.