I must plead guilty to the following:
I enjoy sleeping in until 9:30am, possibly 10:00am. I cannot stand the sound of silence…yes, it has a sound. When there is nothing to do, I itch for something to do OR I just make something happen.
I am a mover and a shaker, I must confess.
I do not sleep until a task is complete. I always feel like there is more that needs to be done, and I have fifty million going through my head…right now.
And, I don’t feel one bit guilty about who I am. I am who I am.
This past month I have indulged myself in books focused on personal growth (my preference of genre). To me, summer is a teacher’s time to rejuvenate, reflect and refresh. Yet, as I continue to read, I find an inkling of guilt that keeps nagging at my conscience. Why…?
I feel guilty that I enjoy work. I enjoy the thrill of creating new lessons for my students, mapping professional development and connecting with students of all kinds.
I enjoy working. There I said it. Does that make me a workaholic or just passionate about what I do for a living? Is it bad? Some might say yes. Some might say no. Me? I say it’s who I am.
Life is full of growth. Personally and professionally, individuals continue to grow with each breath. Yet, lesson learned–through all of the growth remember to stay true to who you are. Because a book or a podcast or a person says, ‘you work too much’ or ‘you should do it this way’ doesn’t mean you need to do it that way. Follow your heart, go with your gut, and, ultimately do you.
Truth: Working brings me joy. Truth: I am Type A+++ kind of person. Truth: I am happy with who I am, but I am a work in progress.
Speak the truth to yourself and share with the world the real you.