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My mission is to help reflect the highest good of every individual I come across.
The best compliment I ever received was from a student. When I began teaching twenty years ago, I had a student named Hope. She was most talented--spoke Spanish fluently, could spout off encyclopedic knowledge of just about anything (she was only 15!) and absolutely loved helping her fellow students who struggled in algebra. Her laugh sustained me through some dark times that school year.
One day, my class and I had had an engaging session. Every single student was working diligently. Students were leaning over their desks to help their comrades, hands were flying up to ask and clarify questions, and I was in the zone.
Then the bell rang.
As students gathered their books and papers, Hope came up to me and said, "You know, I really enjoy this class. It feels like we're on an adventure...and then the bell rings and we have to go back to school".
Obviously, I never forgot that. Now, two decades later, I would say that my friends would describe me as a person who finds the adventure where she stands, even if it's in a dull, completely useless situation like elliptical equations.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
My very first Couch Surfing experience happened last week with superstar hostess with the mostest Wendy. This'll be my second.
The things that grab my attention aren't things. They are experiences--I gravitate toward passion, sincerity and guts. I am loathe to pay $60 for a concert ticket for a group that shows up late, drunk and unmotivated, but I will stand all day in the rain to listen to a street performer give his heart. I have been known to drive across town for a great peanut butter hot chocolate (Cafe Muse, Royal Oak, MI) because they make it with such dedication and love of the craft that I just can't help myself.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
1. After coming out of surgery to remove a sarcoma from my arm, the anesthesiologist leaned over and said, "You're going to be just fine. Your will to live is stronger than the cancer".
2. The feeling that washed over me when I walked down the stairs, turned the corner and saw my husband-to-be waiting with a smile on his face.
Countries I’ve Visited
France, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain
Countries I’ve Lived In