Growing older doesn’t scare me because I know that each day I can have fun learning something new! The easiest of the 7½ Habits for me is being a teacher and mentor. It is so fulfilling to teach and see children understand a new concept or acquire a new skill. The hardest habit for me would have to be “Play.” I am somewhat of a workaholic. I love teaching, and because of this I spend way too much time at school (yes, even on weekends!). I have to make myself go to the movies or just hang out with friends. My goal this year is to play more and have fun! This is really challenging because now my homework--Library2Play Blog—is so much fun, but I am going to work hard on having a balance in my life.
Even though I am a single mom with two active teenagers and a full time 6th grade teacher, I am enjoying my second year as a graduate student at UHCL. Each class I take makes me more excited about becoming a librarian, which I hope to be by 2012 when a new middle school in my district will open. I’ve always been intrigued with technology and how to use it effectively in the classroom. I hope to use some of the “things” I will learn in “Library2Play” with my students this year. Let the adventure begin!