Saturday, March 24, 2018

Love What You Do

While I was still working, I was fortunate to be selected as the principal of a brand new school in our district. Describing that experience will have to be in another post but, I must say it was an amazing experience.

A friend of mine gave me this sign to hang in my office. She knew how much I wanted to lead this new school and how much I enjoyed bringing people together to build a vision for our school. 


The sign said: 


Love What You Do 

and it certainly was the perfect gift.

I loved
     teaching and learning
     leading and collaborating
     conversations with the staff
     connecting with the parents
     celebrating student learning
     being part of a learning community 
     walking into our beautiful building each day
     being part of a legacy.

I have been retired for nearly five years. It was a shift that took some time to settle. There were days I missed it terribly. Even now, I get very excited when I am given the opportunity to visit a classroom.

But no matter where we are in life, I believe that we need to take this advice:

Love What You Do

Now, I love
     spending time with my grandchildren
     going to the movies with my husband
     knitting
     reading and writing
     working in the garden
     taking care of the hummingbirds
     second-hand store shopping
     going to the gym
     visiting with friends.

No matter what you do in life. No matter where you are or who you're with...

Love What You Do!
    


3 comments:

  1. It’s interesting how much what we like about what we do changes with any situation. Perhaps it doesn’t change that much, we lead with our strengths and create joy.

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  2. It does make it so much easier -- doesn't it??!! It is clear you love what you do - your happiness shines through in your writing. Thank you for reminding those of us who might miss the signs at this stage of our lives!
    Clare

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  3. These are good words to remember. It is easy to get caught up in so many issues and not just appreciate the here and now and love what you do. Thanks for the reminder!

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