In Career Center on May 16, 2013 at 2:00 pm
Many times I have been told that I could be a good teacher. I often sigh and roll my eyes when I hear this, because I believe in self-learning.
(From these very same people, I have also been told that I could be a housewife, because I can cook. Why can I not be a Chef?)
Interestingly, society sees your skills (and, apparently, gender) as who you are, not just that—skills. This association needs some updating. The RESULT from skillful application is WHO YOU ARE.
True, I have skills if used appropriately to actual be a GREAT PROFESSOR!! However, I do not have the credentials to teach. I do not think that my personality is appropriate for teaching, anyway. Then, again, maybe, it is why my peers suggest this. Think of me as Cameron Diaz in Bad Teacher.
Though, teaching is not limited to a classroom. Make the A.
In Life Skills on May 16, 2013 at 12:23 pm
Half-way into the year, I am still following my new year’s resolutions to sleep and plan less. Although my mind has been reset numerous times, I am using a lot more of my brain power. Thanks to sleeping well!
I find that planning less also prepares me for spontaneity, especially from significant people in my life. The natural focus becomes more about nourishing relationships, not whatever it is from the past.
During these five months, I have accomplished so much. I have finished another semester, written a research review for potential publication, developed a research proposal for a comparative genomics database, improved my GPA, been interviewed by Epic Systems (Wowzers!!), etc. The list can go on from there.
To simply sleep and plan less help me to make tiny changes in my life. It feels rewarding to intuitively see the upcoming results. Make the A.