Must be doin’ somethin’ right

I’ve always been very fortunate to be confident in myself, in my identity, in knowing who I am, to be able to know what it is that I love. And to not be ashamed or embarassed by it.

I love to learn. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a class, if I sit in on a lecture, if I read a book or watch a youtube video, or even just watch a quiz show on TV… learn something new every day goes the saying and that’s something I fully believe in.

I’m also lucky enough to work in the education field, to work with bright, inquisitive minds that also want to learn. I’m blessed to be able to help guide these young people, to help them find their way and their passion.

I’m one of those frustratingly annoying people (This is what E tells me) who gets up early and jumps out of bed, excited to go to work. I probably put in more hours than the average person, but it’s so easy to do because the work day just zooms right by. I happily lose track of the world and time, losing myself in the task at hand.

Work is not work as many people refer to it, but something that is fun and interesting and exciting. It’s not just a job to me but a passion.

boston and busy-ness

i’m happy that tae is growing up in boston. i love that she points out the charles river. i love that every morning when we drive to school, she exclaims, “what’s coming up?… it’s the boston red sox!” (as we glimpse fenway park on the drive in to work.)

right now, i am most glad that we’re in boston because we’re close to gi-gi and pop-pop. my job title just officially changed over to “acting director.” which means that i’m doing my old job and my old boss’s job all at once. (yet i’m not being paid two salaries. hmm.) and managing a toddler. and trying to maintain some semblance of a normal adult life. and so, without gi-gi and pop-pop and the rest of my support network here in boston, i wouldn’t be able to do it.

if i had a dollar for every time someone called me super woman for managing all that i try to manage, i could send tae to college for free. i don’t like being called super woman, because i’m not. i just have amazing friends and family, an amazing daughter, and a career that sustains me. and it is those things that give me the strength to do all the things that i do.