It’s funny the paths that we end up on. I can currently call myself a teacher (in addition to being a mom, and web designer). I am blessed to be teaching some home-schooled children web design and I am loving it. It is stretching me in ways that I did not expect, and reminding me of my younger self. There is something amazing about watching someone get a concept…it is like seeing a sunrise across their face and with smiles that can light up the world.
It is wonderful to watch how these youngsters interact with each other. And in other ways, it reminds me of how much my parents taught me. I don’t know if I will continue beyond this year…the immediate commitments that I have made but I am incredibly grateful to be sharing the journey with these children.
I am facing challenges because these kids are not all the same and that is part of what makes this journey worth while, I love working with these individuals. It helps me knowing that they are learning good habits as well, and I have begun to relax more. (When I confided my initial stress to Riaan telling him about the burden that I felt to make sure that I did not teach them bad habits he reminded me that everyone picks them up anyway.) I am proud to be able to say that these students understand the importance of separating structure and presentation.
It feels good to be giving back to the web design community, to the people who have taught me so much by passing it on.
Love and lessons,