Saturday, December 7, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Today I received a phone call. It was one of thanks and appreciation. The day before I went and brought dinner to two of my friends who are in the midst of a weeks worth of rehearsals and performances. One of them last night texted me to thank me and other one called me today. Receiving that phone call made my day. It was so nice to hear that someone appreciated your efforts and took some time out of their busy life just to say thanks.
Monday, December 2, 2013
I texted my friend asking him if he knew much about car electrical systems and he said he did. He came over, and we did some tests. Not good, there is something definitely wrong with the electrical system, and he gave some possibly ideas of what could be going on.
During the time that he was accessing my car, he took time to teach me. I know very little about cars and I want to learn more about them because I think it is an important skill to learn.
When he was showing me what was going on, he wasn't talking down to me, but was trying to explain things. I appreciate that about him. One of my friends, has this mightier than thou attitude. He is extremely smart but when he talks to you, he makes you feel dumb and small because you don't have the same level of understanding. But if you knew something that he did not, he always questioned your knowledge and made you "prove" where you got your knowledge from.
To paraphrase a quote I have long since forgotten the author of and the exact wording but it was to the effect of the test of true intelligence is to take the most complex subject and make it so even a small child can understand. Teaching and being a teacher is very important to me. Both of my parents are educators, and one day I would like to teach. Being able to teach and help people learn, to me is one of the most important things anybody can do, in any profession. Especially when it comes to children, especially your own children.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
The other night I was talking to my sister in-law, and she made a comment to me, that stood out. She mention to me how much more natural/true self I am with this friendship. She mentioned about the guy before, she didn’t know who I was, for I was so excited and nervous around them. She said that I was still Michelle and not another person with this guy.
This friendship is amazing, I love how I can just call him up and he makes time for me. I know that he is busy and I was stressed but he was able to pick up that I needed to go out and he was able to drop his work for 2.5 hours so that I can have some relief (he needed some too.) He is just a generally nice guy, always kind to those around him. I truly appreciate that. He is a gentleman, and that is forcing me to allow him to be such. I have been alone for so long and got accustom to do everything by myself, but I have to step back and let him open the door for me. It is a small gesture but it teaching me a lot. Teaching me to be a lady, and let him be a gentleman, and that it is okay for someone to do something for me for once instead of taking care of everything by myself.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
For the past few times that I have either seen my mom at their place, she calling me or texting me, the same subject comes up. For the most part, I tell her what is going on, but I have been trying to keep certain things to myself. However, after every single time she asks me the same question. A question that I do not have the answers too yet. A question that I probably will never have a complete answer too, for I know this answer is developing slowly and it changes over time. I am enjoying this open ended question and looking forward to see if that question will ever be finally ready to answer.