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February 21- Things I Can’t Live Without

  1. Planner, journal, writing in general. There have been periods of time where I’ve gone without writing and let me tell you, it was miserable. I express my thoughts out loud through writing  and not being able to express them made me feel like like a pressure cooker just waiting to explode.
  2. My watch. Whenever I go out, I have to be wearing one on my left hand. I feel empty and miserable without it.
  3. And of course, my phone/iPad. They have everything I need to keep in contact with the world.

And…..ummm… that’s pretty much it when it comes to material things :3 I’ll let you know if I think of anything else.

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February 4- A challenge I’ve overcome

A challenge I’ve overcome is my nervousness. Well… I haven’t totally overcome it. It’s more like an ongoing process. In truth, I’m overcoming it every day, more or less; some days better than others. I guess in a sense, you could say that I’ve gotten better at it in terms of controlling it. It was worse when I was a child. I wasn’t born with it. It developed after I became a victim of bullying in 2nd grade.

I wouldn’t say I was talkative as a child, but I wasnt afraid of speaking either. But after my stuttering developed, I was afraid to even open my mouth. My stuttering has come and gone. In situations where I felt comfortable, no one would be able to tell that I even had a stutter. When I talk with my brothers, I speak normally, no stuttering in sight. However, when I’m in situations I’m not comfortable with such as meeting new people, presentations 😢, phone calls 😢😢 (even though I’m afraid of talking to people, I would still rather talk in person rather than talk to someone over the phone), etc. It’s hard but hey!, it’s life. Yes, I get angtsy at times because I’m nervous. Yes, I might want to throw in the towel every now and then. And yes!, sometimes I might have to actually throw in the towel and admit defeat. But I won’t let that stop me from doing what I love the most. Teaching!

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Highlight of my day 😊

The kids were eating animal crackers. I noticed one was a hippo and I pointed it out to D.
Me: “Oh, look D. It’s a hippo.”
D: “Po.” (while looking up at me)
Me: “It’s a hip-po, D. Can you say hip-po?”
D: ….. “Po.”

Ayyyy 😍😍. He’s so cute❤❤. He can’t quiet speak yet, except for his numbers and letters, but he will try to mimic if you ask him to say something.