People said when you teach others, you understand the subject even better. For me, it’s even more than that. The experience often leads me to put more effort into the subject, to want to know more and want to teach better. I totally believe the saying of “There is no student who couldn’t learn; there is only teachers who couldn’t teach.” As someone who work in the field of education, I feel it is important for me to find the best way to convey myself to the learners.
My first snowboarding coaching experience (in Mandarin) was very valuable. I think I made up what I lack of with effort. I found it difficult to paint a clear picture for my students when explaining in Mandarin. Even though I have taught a full season in Switzerland.
I think if a job made you want to improve yourself more, then it is not a bad job at all. I certainly want to do better for the times to come.
People grief differently, some very obvious while some choose to deal with it alone, in their very own way. Just because we don’t see it doesn’t mean one is not impacted by the tragedy.
Memories of the times we spent come often to my mind these days. I read the last conversations we had over and over again. We were making plans to meet up again. You told me that it’s a shame that I was living with you at your worst but I rather treasure the experience and you still was able to show your big heart in the moment that matters.
I can’t live to replace your place in the world. Your faith, your heart, and your royalty to friends are unrivaled. However, I would like to make a run for it. To be more open-minded, to help regardless my own bias and personal preference when others need. May you watch over me and be my witness.
On another note, additional personal goal for the year, I want to have better posture. The slouching needs go.
A moment of silence to honor a friend…
We tend to think there is a lot of time to make up for things, to chase the dream, to tell the people we love our feelings. However, none of us really have a clue when is the last moment. Often times, people ask each other the question “what would you do if you only have 24 hours left in your life?” At the end of the day, how many of us actually do what we said we would? I know I did not.
Time doesn’t wait for any of us… That is an eternal fact. I want to encourage everyone to live your life a little more positive, make time doing things you enjoy, spend time with people you love, and take steps towards your dream.
2014 started with this tragic event for me but I intend to live it up because I know that is the best way to honor my friend.
First day of 2014… I decided to take it easy and relax while writing down a few things I want to do this year. I am sure this list will grow in the next days but it’s good to start somewhere:
- Paddleboard to Keelung Isle
- Trip to Taroko Gorge
- Hike 6 more Taiwan 100 Top Peaks
- Save 3,000 USD (100,000 NTD)
- Learn Archery
- Lead Climb 5.11a
- Over night biking trip
- Improve Language Ability (Take Japanese or Spanish Lesson)
I feel there is a lack of professional development on the list but I am sure there will be some soon.