The semester is over! And summer is here! I like summer because it gives me the time and energy to completing tasks and goals that I might have been putting off during the semester. Usually, I spend a large portion of summer doing absolutely nothing. This summer, however, I want to make a conscious effort… Continue reading Habits
I want to write on this blog regularly. I know it is good for me to write. Writing gives many people the ability to steadily think through their own thoughts, putting them down on paper, arranging them like building blocks. This is in contrast to how we normally let our own thoughts bounce around in our own heads, appearing and then disappearing… or at least that’s how it works in my head!
I don’t have any time for it now, but come summer (in 3 weeks), I am going to start practicing habit building and documenting it on this blog (and maybe other mediums). Trying to practice mindfulness the way I used to. I need to “plug back in” to the universe via all the things I used to do to take proper care of my body, my mind, and my spirit.
We have just returned from the NEA Student Leadership Conference. It was amazing! Being able to meet student program leaders from all across America made me feel a part of a much larger community. I think the most memorable and valuable part of this conference was when NEA President Lily came to speak to us. She… Continue reading I’m an Educator
“It is the function of evil to divide; to alienate people from each other and divide one country from another. The universe, this world and our own lives, are the stage for a ceaseless struggle between hatred and compassion, the destructive and constructive aspects of life. In the end, the evil over which we must… Continue reading Keeping out Hate
I am so happy I was able to get this job as a tutor. I can already see how this will directly benefit my development as a future educator! The tutoring center aims to provide students with the tools they need to find answers and information on their own, which is consistent with my philosophy… Continue reading Tutoring
When I was a little girl, I was very arrogant. I bragged and I boasted and I had a hard time taking criticism. When my parents and other adults pointed this out to me, it upset me and I made a conscious effort to subdue my large ego. As an adult now, I still believe… Continue reading Self-Improvement and Reflection
I have a number of leadership roles. Two at my university, two in the community. Although all the organizations I work with are working toward a worthy, noble cause, I wonder if I should be spending my time doing something a little more hands-on, like volunteering at a library or soup kitchen or something. But… Continue reading A Reflection on Time-Management