passion and joy

May 29 2017

Hey there!
I've always wondered about how everyone writing these emails seems to have some amazing story or at least some great insight. I'm not sure if I have that, but I'm going to try.

I'm 26 and currently working on becoming a teacher. Or I already am one. It's hard to say sometimes. We do 2 years of 'student teaching' after university and that's what I'm doing right now. I'm still fairly new at this job but let me tell you this: teaching is hard work. Anyone who claims teachers have it easy, doesn't know what they're talking about. So anyone who's still in school, please be nice to your teachers. And everyone else - please never say stuff like "Oh you're a teacher? It must be nice to have so much time off."

On a lighter note, this is what I always thought I'd write about:

I'm a nerd. And very proud of it. Being a nerd doesn't have to mean that you're into comics or movies or games or anything like that (even though, yes, I totally fall into that category). I really love this definition by Zachary Levi:
"Nerd: One whose unbridled passion for something, or things, defines who they are as a person, without fear of other people's judgement."
As the chubby girl in school, it took me years to be happy with who I am. I never really fit in and rarely liked what everyone else liked, partying, drinking, whatever. And then at some point I realized I'd rather stay home and watch Star Wars than go out drinking and partying. As soon as I accepted that I became a lot happier. Being passionate about something can bring you so much joy. And everyone can be passionate about different things, maybe you're into art, cooking, dance, reading, music, sports. As long as you have something to be passionate about, you can have that joy. And I love hearing about people's passions, even if it's something that I don't know anything about. When someone is truly passionate about something and feels that joy, that makes me happy as well.

So if you want to share, I'd love to know what you're passionate about and what brings you joy!

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