After I left the classroom, I struggled with who I am if I’m not a teacher. This whole blog is about teaching and education. I’m still in education, but what can this blog evolve into? This led me to the November calendar, and using Mondays to share things about me.
Today, I’m sharing three facts about me:
One: I am a recovering perfectionist
I used to have such a clean and organized classroom. My whiteboards had all the information needed on them. I followed every rule. And then I burnt out.
I finally came to terms with done is better than perfect. I realized that I was hurting myself with rigid expectations and, in turn, hurting those I loved most. I am still clean and organized, but I don’t let it take over my day. I break the rules as I see fit and live by my personal values; simplicity, stability, and joy.
Two: I love taking self-assessments
There is a clear theme in all of these assessments. I love learning more about who I am and how I work, which is funny because that clearly is how I am as a person per these assessments.
Clifton Strengths: Learner | Intellection | Restorative | Relator | Achiever
DISC: D: which means that your main focus is on teaching and setting the agenda to get things done
TYPEFINDER: ENFJ THE TEACHER– ENFJs are idealistic organizers, driven to implement their vision of what is best for humanity.
Enneagram 3: The Achiever
Four Tendencies: Questioner
Three: My biggest regret is not being able to meet Justice Ginsburg
I was accepted into the American Bar Association Summer Program in Summer 2020 in Washington, DC, and part of it is meeting Justice Ginsburg. As we all know, the world shut down, and she passed away in September 2020. I have loved Constitutional Law since my summer at Stanford Law in 2016, and the ability to continue to learn was so exciting. I was in the same room as her in 2016 while I sat in Court, and we talked to Justice Kagan. Women in the law are inspiring, and I appreciate the path forged by Justice Ginsburg in gender discrimination cases.