“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” I read this before. Too bad, I can’t remember where. But I believe it carries truth of unspeakable wonder. Surely, it takes willingness and commitment to learn. And when one has that, one becomes more teachable.
I am having a blast. I can’t help but be inspired to be better. I want my students to enjoy learning the way I am enjoying it right now. This is probably the best schooling I had. Unlike the days I spent inside the four walls of my classroom, I don’t feel confined. There’s a different kind of freedom that invites a hungry mind to explore and not just sit still. The seminars, blogs, books and people I’ve been attending, reading and meeting these past few days were incredible. I can’t thank God enough for them. They’re making me realize that dreams can be made real. But you have to work very hard for them. They’re making me understand that learning should never be seasonal. It is bringing me a positive perspective – something that is beaming with hope and belief that I am way bigger than what I think I am, my potential is immense, and my talents are gifts that are meant to be nourished and shared. Most importantly, this whole new experience is making me believe that truly “we’re all in this together”. Our dreams are all the same. And in our pursuit to become our best selves, we are called to lend a hand to those who are confused, struggling or maybe hesitant to take the challenge. In as much as there are people who will hurt you, make you feel small and do you wrong, there are a good number of God’s people out there who will help you, show genuine concern, and love you unconditionally. They will do good things for you for the sake of doing goodness not wanting anything in return. Thinking that there will always be friends (new and old, temporary, and long-lasting) who will walk with you towards your dreamland, the journey becomes lighter and more fun. 🙂
For a while I wanted so badly to go back to the ship again primarily because of the money. But then due to some exciting turn of events, I’m starting to find myself enjoying my stay. As much as I hate to admit it, I don’t want it to end. But then that will paint a different picture and that’s far from what should be made. There are just so many things to learn and do. There are so many people to meet and learn from. There are so many new places to see or places I’ve been to before but then I sort of want to see them again knowing they will bring new inspiration this time. I don’t know what to wish anymore. I know that He knows what’s best for me. So let your will be done.