lately, something really got my attention: peer pressure. Not on me, I am to wild for that hahaha, but on my pupils, or even in general. This subject came in several conversations I had… So it made me ponder: why don’t I feel this pressure?
I am completely deprived of contest spirit… completely… since as long as I remember. I just don’t care about winning. I don’t see life as a competition either. I don’t try to be popular or even part of a group. I may have tried as a teenager, a couple of months, and it just crushed me. So when I realised it wasn’t made for me, I decided to walk on my own path, without caring about others… it wasn’t the easy way, especially in my high standard high school… but I wanted to go to university anyway, no need of high grades, or even letters of appreciation from anyone (I love France for that!) as the university was in my home city… no probs! I decided to study to get my high school degree and not to please my teachers… bad bad grades all year long, but pretty good ones for the exam, I passed without any problems.
Thing is, I am far better when left alone to deal with things. I went to study in Spain for my master degree. I didn’t go to the University there, I ‘only’ had to write a thesis on a subject given to me by my researches director… who I only saw three time that year, plus the day I passed my master’s degree, which I got easily. Loved that work of researches, loved that freedom. A few years later, when I studied to be a shool teacher, I had a 4 month old baby, worked full time… Still, I passed.
That is who I am: the freer the better. As long as I see an interest in what I am doing, or love what I am doing, then I will give my best. Not to impress anyone, but because I want to. This is something I like in my job: I am free to organise as I want, as long as my pupils learn what they are supposed to. I am free to choose the material I use, the way I teach. That’s probably one of the reasons I keep looking for new ways, new challenges.
Anyway, here is your challenge for this week:
quote: « When you come to a point where you have no need to impress anybody, your freedom will begin.”
Here are the rules of the challenge:
- Each thursday, I’ll give you a quote and a pattern to play with. You can use both, you can use only one of them, it’s up to you.
- You have till the next wednesday to make your card and share it with us in the facebook group (just ask to be added, and I will open the doors wide open to you )
- The goal of this challenge it just to offer yourself a time to have fun with pens and cards, to ponder on words, to enjoy a ME time. We tend to forget about ourselves so easily! And sharing is such a beautiful thing to experiment in our life!
Here is my card :