Monday, October 15, 2012
Wow! It is hard to come up with 12 things that I love about myself for this challenge. I ended up skipping Sat and Sun so I only have to come up with 6, and that is still hard!!! I guess the whole low self-esteem thing doesn't help either. I totally would have failed this assignment if I worked to come up with all 12. As it is, I'm just squeaking by with the 6. Okay, last blog covered the first 3 so here are the last 3.
1) I love working with kids. I also love working in a school. From the time I got out of the children's department and into the teen's department at church, I went right back into the children's department as a helper. I helped with Sunday School, nursery, quizzing, VBS, children's church, caravans, etc and continued until I left the church after college. And all my mom has ever remembered me saying I wanted to do when I grew up was to be a teacher. So it seems only fitting that I now work in a school. No credential, but in the school nonetheless. I love being a librarian. I get the joy of coming up with a lesson and classroom management strategies, but without the drama of parents and grading. No kids of my own yet, but hopefully in the future, if not by blood, then by adoption.
2) I love working at a camp in the summer. In the last 9 years, I have worked 8 at a scout camp (didn't work one year cause I had a real job that wouldn't let me take that much time off). Every week/day brings a new crowd that comes with their own struggles and joy. I love how I can bond with people from completely different walks of life, and its perfectly normal that we're hanging out. I love driving to camp at the beginning of the summer, and having that feeling come over me that tells me I'm almost home.
3) I love taking photos. No, I'm not a professional, and its something I don't want to give up. I always have a camera with me (its rare to find me without one). Photos tell a story and a way to remember things. They can also give you insight to the photographer and cause you to think. It is so true that a picture speaks a thousand words, and each photo speaks differently to each person. The sad part about that is that because I'm always behind the lens, I'm rarely in front of it, so it sometimes feels like I'm left out of the event, even though I was behind the lens capturing it.