Living with a Purpose...

Long time...Yeah I know, but I'll jump right into it.

For about as long as I can remember, I've always thought very highly of myself: my looks, vocabulary, academic capabilities, etc. So because of this elevated sense of self, I have been able to somewhat breeze through tasks, high school, college, adulthood...I haven't really taken things, or myself for that matter too seriously. I just never thought of life to be so serious or so strenuous that you had to be so uptight and angry all the time. After going to church this weekend, those same notions were enhanced because Justin spoke to the fact that this area was one of the more unhappy areas in the country. Why is that, you ask? Money...people are so consumed around here with having STUFF...clothing lines, throwing parties, music labels, amongst other things are catering to the "look at me instagram instant gratification," lifestyle. I never thought it was really important, never thought it was something that should be a real focus in life or relationships. I say all that to say this...Live with a purpose. A real purpose. Find out what that it is, and run towards it. Try to make some impacts in people lives. Be honest with them. Show them that they are important. In the end, no one cares about your STUFF...

I love teaching, I really do.. I love being involved in my kids lives...they aren't the reason I've hated coming to work lately...Administration is...I've never been the type that needed a pat on the back from peers saying I do my job well, I get that from my students. The two girls that wait for me in the morning to sit with me on duty, The football player that texts me for tips before he goes on a date, the seniors that have remember the talks we 4 years ago about being ready for when real life happens...They are why I come to work. When people get in higher positions they seem to lose sight of why we are really here. Its about connecting with our kids. Showing them that someone gives a damn about them. I've been under deep reflection about my place in my current school...sometimes you run your course. Sometimes you just aren't feeling appreciated. Sometimes its better to just walk away. I guess its back to that whole purpose deal...

Last thing...which is most important to me. From 1996 when Sha'Gabrielle was born then from Avery, Kennedy, Derrick Jr, Christian, and Brooklyn and Jameson...They have always been my adopted babies...Now, Ladies and Gents, I'm proud to announce that, Christopher Louis Wilson and Whitney Hunter, are expecting. Exciting right. I'm going to be a Father. Life has a funny way of putting where you are supposed to be, and as much as you try to run...most times you end up right where you belong. So far Pie Jr/Princess Pie is healthy and growing everyday...Couldn't be more happier and anxious.

Progressing Daily, MCW

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