Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Filling my cup

An open heart and an empty cup

Relationships are so important. Not just in the social aspects. But as a learning/growing/catapulting tool.

Have you ever been surrounded by so much experience or knowledge that you just had to sit back and take it all in?

That is how I felt today.

I had a mid-morning meeting with other tutors, teachers, and educators and they blew my socks off. There had to have been at least 100 years of quality education experience in that room. And it was buzzing all around me.

Ideas and insights. Tweaks and suggestions. I loved every minute this 2 hour meeting that morphed into  4!

I think, aside from being with professionals I respect, my excitement stemmed from knowing I am definitely in the right field. I've found my lane. This is it.

Just knowing this is what I want to do and that I plan to learn and absorb all that I can. Whether it be through continuing education classes, mentorships, or books. There is a world of knowledge that brings me to life and I am going to keep pursuing it and the relationships it engenders.

And to think, I found this group, these people while working in a job I did not particularly like, in a position that was NOT my passion. But through friendly relationships uncomfortable situations have led me from one dead end place to somewhere much more in align with who I am as a professional and a person.

Relationships can have a funny way of doing that. Of filling you up.