Inside my tennis hat brim
“Do what you love”, it challenges me
“Love what you are doing.”
I do love exactly what I do
I just struggle to love doing it
Sometimes the strangest things speak to you, like the inside of a Life Is Good hat. It told me just those words above and I had an aha moment. I love teaching. I love the smells of a school, the walls of a classroom, the hugs and eyes and movements and words of the students. I truly love everything about it. When I am teaching, the rest of the world disappears and I am in my flow. It’s my zen place, my happy place.
This past year, however, I have not been loving doing it. Mostly because it involves so much more than just the students and the classroom and school building. All of the otherness has beaten me down in a surprising way. So, I am trying to find a way to bring back the love of doing it. I have thrown the dice up in the air, hoping they land in a new arrangement that will lead me to again love doing what I love to do.