Today is January 10, 2021.
My name is Ariel and I am currently a 2nd year middle school CTAE teacher. I love my job and have grown to love this journey. I am creating this blog series because I am now 26 years old. I feel that there are a lot of things and experiences that I have missed out on and I want that to stop. I think I’ve truly learned this lesson in the year 2020.
I created a vision board about 3 years ago because I got tired of sitting in my room and living the same routine. I found that although I was still stuck at home hence the pandemic and quarantine life, I was still able to achieve two goals that I thought would be years away. This served as a valuable life lesson for me to understand how capable I actually aim of doing and achieving my goals.
What were they?
Well, my vision board is divided in different categories. I may actually turn that into a separate blog. I have my life goals, spiritual goals, and career goals. I found that it would be better to organize them that way instead of just a long list of things. So I achieved two spiritual goals. One was to go to theology school to have a deeper understanding of the bible. I earned my certificate in Biblical Foundations as well as an Old Testament and New Testament one. The other was to read the bible from beginning to end. I was able to achieve both by New Years Eve of 2020. I didn’t think I could do it but I did it.
So, along this 2020 motivation journey, I have been thinking a lot about my life. I found that I am a goal addict. I love to work towards something and achieve it. It gives me a high seriously LOL. So, I was really thinking about my career and life goals. I thought about how I really don’t want to settle. I want more out of life. I think that it would benefit for me to lead and actually be an example for this organization instead of just telling all of you to go for yours. I hope that this would serve as motivation for you to have the boost and confirmation you need to go for whatever you desire. The motto of this platform is to “Be Your Own Leader.” So I want to lead by example.
So, I love video production but I don’t have the time and resources to do that right now. So there won’t be any videos along with this series. However, I feel that it would be easier and better for me to document this journey via our blog. Below are some of my dreams and goals that I would like to work towards:
-Get my masters in Early Childhood Education
-Become an elementary school teacher
-Get some of my writing published-devotionals, articles, etc.
-Write my first book of many
-Start a cartoon show
-Be in a movie
-Go on a much needed vacation
For the longest, I did not want to go back to get my masters. However, I feel that it would be the best decision. I have always wanted to teach elementary and getting the degree will open the door for me to do so. I got my B.A. in Communication so that is what I am currently teaching. I LOVE teaching video production and graphic design but I still yearn for the love and energy of teaching elementary school. I originally thought about settling and getting certified where I am but I changed my mind. I want to go the goal. I want to look my kids in the eyes and say, “I achieved my dreams so you should too!”
This list is not all of them since it’s going to take a long time for me to achieve these. However, I want this to be a message to all of you to show how important it is not to stand on the sidelines but play in the game. Wish me luck and read soon 🙂
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