28 October 2010

On Teaching


My students bring so much joy and light to my life.  I truly feel I have found my calling working with young children and a large part of me thinks I will for the rest of my life.

However, I've become more conscious about refraining from making definitive statements about life plans, partly because I am trying to challenge my virgo-planner tendencies and partly because I know life has the potential to take whatever plans I've laid out for myself and flip them on their tush.

 This being said, (if I haven't already hammered the point to smithereens), I love what I do. And for that, I feel blessed. I spend my days surrounded by tiny magical people who tell hilarious stories and find authentic wonder in pieces of string cheese and the weightlessness of feathers.

I am happy.

image credits: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 original source unknown, please comment if you know, via We Heart It (tag: "kids"); 6 by Melanie Rodriguez via The Drifter & the Gypsy; 7 unknown via Milk; 8 by Jason Lee via V-Neck and a Cardigan

10 comments:

  1. OMG, the last picture is hilarious! :)))

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  2. These kids are too cute!! And this is a lovely post, it must feel so good to go to a job you enjoy every day. I wish we could all be more like little kids, grown ups tend to take the world for granted.

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  3. Wonderful photos and an even better sentiment. It's wonderful to find something that makes you happy and fulfilled, and you're a lucky woman.

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  4. LOVE the last photo. so cute.

    And that's so sweet that you work with little kiddies. My mother has been a preschool teacher for over 10 years now and sometimes she has the cutest stories to tell about her students. =)

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  5. It must be such a joy to work with kids. I love what you said in your post. Sometimes I wish I had chosen that as my career - it's so hard to decide when you're in college!

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  6. i love photos of tiny magical people :) the little girl with the cam is the CUTEST!

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  7. Linda: I swear, I could publish a book of stories solely based on what comes straight out of the mouths of my kids!

    Alli: I know, and I actually didn't make that decision until the very end of college. I majored in Philosophy and American studies, so now I'm finishing up a masters in Education. It's never too late! ;)

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