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In my life so far, I have had many experiences and taken many journeys. At times, I feel as wise as an old woman, and other times, I feel as young as the children that I work with. At this point in my journey, the best part is that I have found a niche in life where all of the things I love come together, and create a synergy which constantly fuels my enthusiasm for life.

My better half and I are both attending school full time, and I work part-time as a preschool teacher. I enjoy this work on all aspects with everything that I have got, and even on the worst of days, I know that I am in the essence of my life's work, and that it suits me! I have found the most joy in some of these areas:

Family -

As a mother of two (ages five and two) and a wife of one (Hee Hee), I have learned more than my fair share of lessons. I enjoy spending time with my family outdoors -camping, hiking, canoeing, bike riding, rollerblading, and roasting s'mores. Indoors I love - snuggling, reading, drawing, creating and watching movies while eating popcorn! I am constantly inspired by my family, our closeness, and our motivation to learn from each other. I have learned that the family is the best place to learn about yourself, and about how to understand more about others.

Education (Learning)-

If I had my way, I would stay in school for the rest of my life. Not because it would keep me frIn the United States today, there is a pervasive tendency to treat children as adults, and adults as children. The options of children are thus steadily expanded, while those of adults are progressively constricted. The result is unruly children and childish adults. ~Thomas Szaszom working, but because I cherish the times in school when I feel like all of my "spark plugs" are firing, and my mind is being challenged to the current max! I think that the best way to see life is to see it as a place to learn more. I approach my schooling with the curiosity of a one year old, the passion of a four year old, and the question "Why?" written by the two year old! I get excited about learning and love to be opened to new ideas, concepts and places. Even after school, I will forever be learning more!

 

"Children can be our spiritual teachers if we pay attention."
-- Tobin Hart

 

Teaching-

To be able to experience the enthusiasm of a child's learning, to be able to be witness to some miraculous connection being made, is to me the equivalent of seeing the speed of light work. It is fascinating and invigorating! It makes you want to help them to see more and more new things. It is so fulfilling to see children thrive in an environment which is encouraging them to challenge the norm, and to question the concrete. The truthfullness of children, their literal nature and the way they see magical things so logically, is what continually amazes me. I have never been happier in any other job, and I know that the lives that we touch as teachers, and the ways that we reach them are often un-matchable!

 

There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million. ~Walt Streightiff