Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Craving adventure and investing 20 hours on a new skill

Hi blog followers,

It's been a while since I have posted last, so I hope you are doing well in whatever season of life you are currently in. This season of life is all about school. A new school year has begun and let me tell you it's been go go go since day 1. I can't believe that next week will mark 1 month down of school!

Starting my new job at my new school has been a harder transition than what I was expecting it to be. Whether you are a kid or an adult, being a newbie definitely has it's challenges. A new culture, rules, faces and names to remember. It's not a bad thing, it's just different.

One thing I have been excited about is I gave my students a semester long assignment, which is from now until December they need to invest 20 hours into learning a new skill that they are interested in learning. They need to incorporate technology as one of their resources, but I'm still ok with them getting a book or shadowing a person to help them learn their new skill. I was initially thinking they can youtube how to do something, Pinterest,  get a language software if needed...resources are endless! Regardless, they are into it and they have inspired me to do it with them too. I still haven't decided what my new skill is going to be. For years I have been trying to sit down and learn French, "Clair de Lune" by Debussy on the piano, intense computer programming, and cooking my moms meals. I'll let you know what I end up deciding.

These kids have come up with some awesome goals from memorizing long poems, learning new languages, learning how to bake a cake from scratch and decorating it, becoming a better runner and sports players, learning to draw anime, writing books, website making, and the list goes on. I am so inspired and so proud of them already! It starts with the heart, you got to have the heart and willingness to want to learn something and hopefully it comes true.

Even though I feel the season of life I am currently in is pretty busy and fast paced, there are some things that I have been craving deep inside, which are new adventures. Some will be near and some will be far, because there are many trails to be walked on, many sunrises to still see, oceans to swim in, and people to meet.

This past weekend I went on a hike near my home. I have been on this hike many times, but this time I soaked in how beautiful the sun and mountains/hills looked. I have realized that I have the power to keep seeking these fun spots and that is definitely something I will be doing more of. Many more weekend trips are to come!

Let me know what are some skills you want to learn or any cool adventure spots that are worth putting on my list!

These are the things I had to say.

Here comes the sun
Early Morning Smiles