Saturday, October 22, 2011

My Passion

This past year that I've taken off of school to do some soul searching has had so many ups and downs. I've really had an amazing time, made amazing friends, and amazing experiences though really difficult in the end, wouldn't trade for the world. I originally decided to take a few semesters off to decide what I really wanted to major in. I just couldn't settle for the fact that I was just  going to be a school teacher. They aren't anything spectacular. The major isn't respected in the least, and I felt I had more potential than to be such. I originally decided to major in elementary education because growing up I had a very difficult time in school. I had a lot of learning disabilities that teacher's overlooked and weren't helpful with. Many of them just had to teach for the mass' leaving people like me behind. A lot of time's I just thought of myself as being the dumb one. What I didn't realize as Albert Einstein so cleverly stated,

   "  Everybody is a genius. But, if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it’ll spend its whole life believing that it is stupid.” 

If you teach a child in such a way that they are incapable of learning, they will go on believing they cannot accomplish much of anything. Once I realized my inabilities I was able to focus on my abilities. Once I figured out how I learned, I figured out that maybe I could accomplish great things in life because I could learn and apply. That is why I wanted to become a teacher. I want to help those students realize that they can learn, they can understand, and they can accomplish great things. It's taken me this year to remember why I wanted to be "just a teacher." And I really don't believe all the false things I believed before. I know teachers are hard working and very respected people. I want to pay it forward by taking what I experienced and turn it into a way of helping these students. I have so many fun ideas I've been storing away for years. I'm ready to rededicate myself and get back to Idaho this April which I'm SO excited about. 

Teacher Compass


Megan said...

You'll be great!! I'm excited for you!

Trulie said...

This post makes me so happy, for multiple reasons:
1. you will be an amazing teacher
2. there is no "just a teacher"; however, I know how you feel. BYU was the same way. I feel like that is one of the reasons I stopped studying to be a teacher, and I think about going back and doing it after all at least a few times a month, if not at least once a week.
3. Live you dreams!
4. we'll leave the singles ward at the same time, so I won't have to miss you at all.

you are so great! I love you.

Have a happy week!!

Jari said...

I wish I could take the feeling I have in my heart and make it become words.

Are you aware of how much I love you? How much I admire you? How impressed I am with your ability to somehow always be more amazing than when I spoke to you last (because I'm always pretty confident that you've hit the absolute top of the amazing scale). Do you know how badly I want to grow up to live near you so that my children can have you as their teacher? Do you know how much I miss you? Do you know how excited I am for you to tackle this goal head on? Because it's a lot. A whole lot.

You are one phenomenal woman. You're compassion, love, and intelligence are going to change the world. I am better for having you as a friend, and I can't even fathom how much of a positive impact you will have on your students; and they lives they will touch after being under your influence. I'm seriously sitting here in tears trying to comprehend your enormous potential for good. It's infinite.

You, you are amazing.

Maureen said...

Lexie Lou, I love your inspires me!!

lexiedawn said...

wow---you ladies are the sweetest EVER! I love you all.