I have been learning so much from my cousin’s baby. Yesterday, she learned how to balance on her two feet for a couple of seconds until she fell right on top of me. Today, she had an infant walker in front of her. She is able to pick herself up by bending both of her knees and lift herself up with her upper arms on the walker. She accomplished the goal, which was lifting herself up from the floor. Next, she puts herself back on the floor by bending her knees, and slowly releasing her upper arms from the walker.
She kept on bringing herself back from the floor only to release herself from the walker back to the floor. I jokingly told her granny, “you see that is how she keeps herself fit by exercising the way she does”. I suddenly released that she was trying to practice on how to balance as well as positioning her body.
I am not sure why I thought to myself “she is practicing on how to pick herself right back up after going down on the floor”
I realized this is how life is, by going through our own ups and down be it in relationships, work, school and life in general.
I just completed my last class for my master’s degree program. I am so relieved.
So I was thinking a lot of what kind of advice I would give to a wanna-be teacher…First, is to volunteer at an organization that allows you to be with children such as a school or children’s hospital. Another option that I took was to become a teacher’s assistant.
One can be a teacher’s assistant at a public school where there are benefits such as obtaining degrees so check out the Department of Education for such program. I was a teacher’s assistant at private and non-profits schools which I eventually enrolled for the Teaching Fellows program in NYC.
I would suggest other programs that could be more beneficial, such as:
I truly believe that elements of philosophy and theology helps the child in terms of behavior, morality, biblical advice as well as understanding the meaning of life.
I hope this helps. If you have any questions, let me know.
Now is that time of year when it is going to be warm and hot outside. So there are some fashions that I have seen during this time of season that seems questionable to me at least, now that I have become of age I have come to question “what for?” These are some of the fashion flaws that I have done, that now I am like “what was I thinking?”
1- Showing my belly like Britney Spears – I remember there was a couple of times that I showed my belly in the streets just because Britney Spears and all these other pop singers were flaunting their bellies. Luckily, I noticed that men were paying attention to my looks then who I was.
2- Bikinis in the beach and pool – Thank goodness for the internet, there are so many options as to where to buy our beachwear. I usually buy 2 separate tankinis where I can color coordinate based on recent and previous purchases.
3- Short shorts – I think that short shorts have gotten worse where you could actually see someone’s butt checks (the horror). I never had those kind of shorts but I did wear shorts that were above the knees. Now, that I am getting older I like to wear shorts to the knees.
4 – Mini Skirts/dresses – I used to wear these but then I noticed that when I sat or danced in them they were completely uncomfortable. I still look for skirts and dresses that are up to the knee especially since I work with children and I tend to move a lot.
5- Strapless shirts/dresses – I cannot wear these at all without making sure everything is in place…
6 – Skinny jeans – As I age my body is not the same size as I was young. I feel that I am cutting my circulation.
7 – Teared up/ripped/shredded jeans – My dad would say “did you fall?”
If you know of any fashion flaws that women make during spring/summer seasons please add on to the comments below.
What a 2016! I definitely learned so much about myself such as my weaknesses and strengths as well as being completely ignorant of my actions and words. I truly want to be a better person than I was before.
Recently, my sister gave me a kit called Financial Peace University by Dave Ramsey. I am still reading his book called Complete Guide to Money, which is truly mind blowing. He talks a lot about the power of self control and discipline. Money is a thing while behavior and emotion is everything.
He has really changed my concept of how I should pay off my debt as soon as possible due to the increase of interest rates. I never had anyone explain money as well as how one can obtain wealth through saving and investing (which one needs to stop buying impulsively like I do). While reading his book, I also looked at how I gave my money to God.
I shamefully admit how I bought so much junk and thought that I didn’t have enough to give to God. After, looking at my finances I decided that I should give more to my local church (the house of God).
If anyone out there is in deep debt, or having difficulty talking with a family or friend about finances, I truly recommend Dave Ramsey.
I have made a list of realistic goals that I would like to work on.
They are basically building new habits/virtues on a daily basis on my spirituality, organization as well as time and money management. I feel that I need practice in communication, public speaking and presentation.
I feel that through prayer and meditation, I will continue to ask God the father, and Mother Mary to help me build upon these goals.
Please keep me in your prayers, as I will do likewise
Oh, how much I admire this woman for her elegance, beauty and intelligence. She is one of those mysterious person that everyone thinks they know. I’ve been reading a book entitled What Would Jackie Do?, where each chapter has a different section what Jackie would do for career, make-up, fashion, spirituality, dating/marriage, etc. I couldn’t help how at times she had to think about herself and/or others. She was a private person while at the same time a public figure.
Though I might not be as famous or well known as her, I wonder how many of us are constantly in a battle between self and others. When is it time to be by yourself and/or with others? I believe there should be a proper balance where one can contemplate and have some rest.
I feel at times that while I am a private citizen being a public school teacher and on social media there are boundaries. I feel that as a teacher, I have overworked myself but need to fit in time for myself such as exercising, praying and reading/writing into my daily routine.
I have been learning to say no a lot more often than having to please people constantly either to my family and friends. I am still trying to figure out a balance between myself and others.