I am an effervescent ponderer. Most people who know me will attest to the fact that I love to think and then to explore ideas with others. These exploratios are most commonly related to people, compassion and education.
I like to think of myself as a dream facilitator, most people will recognise that my employment is as a high school English teacher, but I prefer dream facilitator title. Working with young people, facilitating their educational development so that they can reach the goals they have for themselves in life is probably one of my greatest motivators. Consequently I’m passionate about strengths based education and positive psychology, as it is applied to life and learning.
People are so valuable and precious. I believe that often we journey through life so quickly that we neglect to wonder at, and enjoy, the variety and diversity of people that can, and do, fill our lives. I’m always on the lookout for that person who needs someone to give them a smile for the day or just to listen to them chat about their world.
Pondering the waves, is truly me considering the ebb and flow of the seasons of life. The ocean is probably my form of utopia. I love watching the waves roll in and get sucked back out, and as each wave tumbles into the next I am reminded of life. Our lives that tumble and wash amidst all that circumstances and people throw at us.
I hope here you will experience some ponderings on what the waves of life have most recently offered me.