I'm a teacher. Or, at least, I got my Bachelor of Education in university. Reading that, I assume about myself that I have limitless patience, amazing organizational skills, a optimistic, positive stance, plenty of compassion...the list could go on. In my mind, the attributes of a teacher are positive and imply what could almost be termed a 'super-person'. While I believe I DO possess some of those attributes, I am by no means a 'super-person'. This is made all the more apparent when I'm actually AT school, trying to ensure that a classroom full of students do the work that their actual classroom teacher has left for them. I actually blame the pregnancy hormones at this point, but my blood boils within one hour of slight chaos. I do NOT have limitless patience, my compassion is whittled down, and I look at the day with vague feelings of negative-ness. Can I just say...I am SOO glad for New Leaf?! Today I only was at school for the morning, and this afternoon, I am home to the sound of a baby (though not sleeping) talking softly in her crib, the dishwasher humming, my sewing machine sewing away, and the sight of my comfortable house/work space. This is where I feel safe, where I can re-energize, and where calm can once again invade.
Maria & Cecelia
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