School has been kicking me in the butt as of late, and to be honest, I have been feeling so exhausted and worn out that I no longer find the joy in my education. My plan at the moment is to pursue my dreams of being a Social Worker, or being some sort of counsellor (whether it be advising, therapy, etc). I guess it’s due to the midterm season that I have been feeling so tired and unhappy about school, but I am definitely needing a pick me up.
This evening, God answered my little prayer.
As I was about to head home after mass, I heard a little voice calling my name. I turned around and looked down to see one of my former students that I had taught in my PREP class at church. She has grown up so much, and I can’t believe that it’s been three years since I’ve taught her. She was just as I remembered her last: wide smile, adorable dimples and beautiful blue eyes. Just as I was about to ask how she was doing, she started going on a little rampage of how much she’s missed me and how I was her favourite teacher.
You cannot believe how much her words warmed my heart.
Then, her mother and another person I had volunteered with at PREP came up to us and we began to catch up. They began telling me how much I had grown since my days of teaching (I had left the position 2 years ago) and how they didn’t even recognize me since I apparently look like a young woman now! 😛
I also told them of my plans after school, and they both said one of the nicest things I have heard in a while: “You would honestly be the best person to be a social worker. I can really see you doing that because we need more people like you in that field.”
Wow. To hear those words was just so humbling and just lifted up my spirits so much. I’ve been so stressed with school that I am beginning to lose the bigger picture, the reason why I have gone into what I have chosen and am still working hard to get to where I want to go. But to hear those kind words really gave me a much needed boost of inspiration and motivation to do well.
Anyhow, that was just my little blurb for the day. I just wanted to share my little burst of happiness with you all. I hope you have enjoyed your weekends and that you also find little bursts of happiness and inspiration to keep you going through tough times.