Even though I enjoy teaching my sweet first graders, I think I may have discovered a new love. Unfortunately, teaching the little lovebugs comes with a
HUGE little bit of stress. Typically the stress isn't from the students, but from all the other "stuff" that teachers have to do. These days it seems that every time I mark something off my To-Do list, I add two or three more things to it. There are sooooo many days that I feel like this:
Now don't get me wrong. The little lovebugs are worth every bit of the "stuff." Watching them learn and grow is priceless. Seeing a child go from not knowing the letters of the alphabet to reading is very rewarding! The hugs, smiles, and giggles remind me of the most important things in life. But unfortunately, teaching is not just about teaching anymore (because I like you, I will save that topic for another day).
...is stress-free. I don't know what it is about taking pictures, but I love everything about it! It's like therapy! Being the type of person that I am, this is shocking. Usually I continue to stress myself out about something until I have conquered the task. With this, I haven't. I don't really understand which settings I should choose or why I should should choose it. I haven't spent hours reading about photography or watching videos on YouTube. Instead, I just pick it up and go with my gut. Granted, I don't always get the exact look I am going for, but it is still fun!
Thanks to my sweet hubby, I can now get my therapy again! My camera died about a month ago an the cost to repair it was outrageous! Instead, I got the camera above. Happy Birthday, Anniversary, and Merry Christmas to me!