I'm sorry to any of the people who read or have read my blog before and take some time into listening and care about what I have to say. I guess I can't officially call myself a true blogger.
What inspired me to write this post is inspiration itself. The sole reason I began to write this blog anyways. She is the reason and the inspiration to this entire blog and this post it dedicated to her. I hope she reads this post somehow so she can know how many lives she touches and changes for the better. I guess I came here (library) just so I could get my thoughts up in the air. She is the most unique teacher I can honestly say in my entire life. I'm not going to lie and say she is the perfect teacher or perfect person; that goes completely against her teachings. She shares the ideas of individuality and creativity. He classes are laid back and provide an environment where one can feel safe and at home. It is a rigorous class that not only teaches science but also provides the student with the tools of life. Her presentation at our school was one that totally blew my mind. Choking back tears the entire presentation, I valued every story and secretly felt jealous and envious of her creative ideas that have begun to spread worldwide. Its purely Genius. I guess all of this has just been a little bit of background information. I'm sure anyone reading this now is thinking that I am crazy and just ranting on about how great this presentation is. Now ill get to the juice..
I think basically what she was trying to say is...
1. ZOOM IN on what you love.
~Don't try to do too much all at once. Its not human to be perfect at everything. Take a step back and breathe. Focus on what you enjoy
2. Think of when you were a child. Do you remember those day? Think far back.
~ Children possess the greatest sense of curiosity and as we grow older, creativity and individuality is stressed. The hypocritical thing about this is that while school and perfection and life is so grade and success oriented, that is actually draining the natural sense of curiosity and creativity we all posses as a little human being.
3. Do what makes you happy
~In the end being happy is the only thing that matters. No one is going to remember the homework or the books you read in class or how you did on that math test in 10th grade. Now is the time to take advantage of the activities and things presented to you. Instead of saying "BUT" say "yes and". Don't say "Im sorry I wish I could help BUT..." say instead "Yes id love to and......" Not only are you helping yourself but you are helping and reaching out to others.
These are just three of the main ideas taught and reinforced to me this presentation in school. I sincerely appreciate the hard work and time my teacher puts into everything she does and how devoted she is in making the lives of everyone around her better and fulfilled. Something about her makes me so humble :)
Some quotes that I love
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
― John Lennon
I hope you all enjoyed reading this entry sorry if its a little rushed and sloppy; I just needed to get my thoughts organized.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
This morning I woke up to the sound of my alarm buzzing in my ear. RING! Trudging out of bed I inhaled my breakfast, brushed my teeth, and slapped on some clothes. What time is it? 7 am? Can't be, it feels way earlier. Time change. Ugggg, it feels like 6 am! WHY! Last night the clocks were set forward an hour. Meaning students like myself have to wake up earlier for school and start school earlier. The adjustment is hard even though it's only an hour. Highs school students feel the change because we need every hour of sleep we can get! The only positive thing about this time change so far, is that at 7 o'clock at night it is bright. Summer time is approaching!
Sunday, February 6, 2011
I miss those days. You know, the ones where your homework takes you 25 minutes, recess is the best thing ever, getting to watch TV before school, and have play-dates on a regular basis. Don’t get me wrong, I love high school; just sometimes the stress is overwhelming.
With Valentines Day approaching, I can’t help but remember my days at
. Anticipation lingered in the air many days prior to Valentines Day. I think everyone loved shopping with their mom for the coolest Valentine’s cards, writing each kid’s name on it, and enclosing a little treat. Why don’t we do that anymore? Wescott Elementary School
My favorite part of the Valentines Day celebration at school was, no doubt about it, the shoebox decorating. Hours and hours spent cutting, taping, fussing, gluing, and perfecting. I felt so important transporting my colored box to and from school. On the way to school I clutched an empty box and on the journey home I would skip and marvel at all the candy and cards I had accumulated throughout the day. No one cared who had more, or who gave out the best type of candy. Those things didn’t matter then. Those were the days….