“Real isn’t how you are made,” said the Skin Horse. “It’s a thing that happens to you. When [someone] loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.”…”It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse. “You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t often happen to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept.”
After much deliberation, I named my blog “Becoming Real” because one of my all-time favourite passages is from Margery Williams, “The Velveteen Rabbit” . I am “becoming real” on a journey that involves love, laughter, life experiences and lots of learning… not there yet, but that’s life!
I am a mum, a wife, a friend, a daughter, and a teacher… and since my teaching is not just a job, but who I feel I am called to be, it’s hard for my work not to permeate every other aspect of my life… and for every other part of my life to impact on my teaching. I truly believe strong, supportive, challenging, loving relationships are at the core of all we do… in families, and in schools. I love the challenge of continuing to learn – about myself, my kids, technology, the world. Taking the time to reflect and learn from mistakes is crucial to growing as a person and as a professional.
I am currently working in leadership role with a rough job description of “change agent” or “capacity builder”. Views on this blog are solely my own and not those of my employer.