Sunday, March 20, 2011

Take this blogger to work!

Gina from Hiya Luv is having this very cool "virtual career day" called...




I love doing different kinds of posts, so I asked to participate.

 I wear a few hats throughout my daily routine.  If you've been reading along with me, you can probably guess a couple of them.

I am a mom--which is, without a doubt,  the most important job I will ever have.  It's the job that has no breaks, no time off, and really lousy pay (in the monetary sense of the word, that is). 

My paycheck comes in other forms--great parent-teacher conferences, and compliments on kind polite kids (at least outside of the house).

I get to go to their musicals and performances.  Their artwork hangs on my war room walls, and inspires me.  They are also staunch supportive followers of my blog...!



Monday through Friday,  I work in a preschool with three and four year olds.  What an amazing place this is!  I get to work with some of the funniest, talented, kindest, and lovable ladies in the world.  It is a place where your family comes first, and that in itself,  is rare. 



The kids say the darnedest things and give the sweetest hugs. We travel to the bathroom a lot, and we eat snack together.  We learn about manners and how to be kind to our friends.  We practice how to follow directions and be patient.

We get to be creative with paints, sponges, glitter, glue, paper, crayons and markers.  Who wants to do the art project?  That would be me, thanks!

One of the questions posed to us for this project was, how does your blog/shop/creativity contribute to,  or distract from your job?

I feel that my blog and creativity play very nicely together with my day job.  My friends at school are incredibly supportive of my craftiness.  I bring projects in all the time to get opinions, and they are very generous about that.  I love being able to contribute to the beauty of the place as well.  



I get some of my ideas from school projects and help make ideas into school projects.  If that isn't creativity--I don't know what is.

I don't make a million dollars doing any of these things.  I'm completely fine with that.  It's about loving what you do, and working with who you love.  At least for me it is.  That makes me unbelievably rich.



Weekend Bloggy Reading

15 comments:

  1. What a great post, Christine! Work is often a side of bloggers that we don't get to see too much of. I really enjoyed learning more about your work day.

    I think I'll participate in this myself!

    x

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  2. I loved reading this Christine and I love how you included pictures of the great projects you've done for your school and tied it all together.

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  3. My Mom was a career teacher and it is very richly rewarding! Doing what you love and loving what you do is a blessing! I have the very same 123...ABC chair in your last photo, it's natural wood and metal. I love it and sit in it all the time at the coffee table in my living room. Your never to old to be a kid :o).

    I joined the blogger to work event too, I'm #1 "My Toy Store" - I hope you stop by.

    ~Chrissy

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  4. It's so great when you love your job! I'm impressed that you can work with preschoolers - 1st grade is as low as I can go :)

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  5. Christine! I've got to say that, since becoming a parent, some of the most enjoyable days I have had were when I volunteered over at my son's preschool. It so much fun! Hard work though too, which I why I have a BIG appreciation for teachers.

    You're right about the creative ideas too. I've come away being so inspired by the projects in the classroom too.

    Love your chair. Thanks so much for sharing your story

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  6. I can totally agree with you on It's about loving what you do, and working with who you love!! So true for me also!!

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  7. I worked at a preschool for a short time & I really enjoyed it. It was more like play than work :) It's wonderful that you love your job and work with such supportive people!

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  8. i love your post and find it so motivational! I also love to see your creativity through this post:)
    gina

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  9. So sweet! That 3-4 year age is the best! My son will be 4 next month and *almost* everything he says makes me smile or laugh! Even when he asks me why my butt is so big LMAO! So glad you get to do so many things you love!

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  10. Love this post! What you're doing for the kids is worth more than anyone could afford to pay anyway. Blessings!

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  11. Hi, Christine! I love that you are able to blend your passion with your work and family. :) I actually just left an application to be a sub in my oldest's preschool. Hopefully, I'll get a call. :)

    Thank you so much for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. :) Have fun finding a new blog friend or two, and I hope you'll visit me at Serenity Now again soon! :)

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  12. Your job sounds absolutely delightful! My daughter isn't school-age yet, but when she is I really look forward to getting involved with her school.

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  13. My Mom was a career teacher and it is very richly rewarding! Doing what you love and loving what you do is a blessing! I have the very same 123...ABC chair in your last photo, it's natural wood and metal. I love it and sit in it all the time at the coffee table in my living room. Your never to old to be a kid :o).

    I joined the blogger to work event too, I'm #1 "My Toy Store" - I hope you stop by.

    ~Chrissy

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