The Last Five Months

How does one get one’s writing mojo back? I have been pondering what to write since I have gained some time to do it but I never really got into that zone where those brain cells of mine just start working and send signals to those muscles in my fingers to type those words away. I guess that the only thing left for me to do is just type away what is in my head and wish for some coherence in my thoughts.

“This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until it’s done. It’s that easy, and that hard.” – Neil Gaiman

So what have I been up to for the last five months?

I TAUGHT MATHEMATICS! And to be precise about it, I taught Probability and Statistics to Grade 9 students.

I think I have mentioned before that I have a Mathematics degree. (here, here and here) So, I have quietly applied for a teaching position (and surprisingly got the job!) when an opportunity came up.  Thus, the past five months was spent doing my best to share knowledge to bright young minds.  Last December, my teaching contract expired and I decided not to renew it. There were other interests I wanted to explore that I was unable to because teaching took so much of my energy and time. So, hats off to all teachers who continue to do what they do. I think the past five months gave me enough memories that I can look back with fondness and enough anecdotes that I can delightfully keep on inserting to conversations.

There are no regrets in trying my hand on teaching mathematics. I gained friends along the way. I learned a little something about myself and others. It found fulfillment in seeing the transformation in students when they are challenged and when they finally get what you taught them.

I will share more about my insights and experiences in the succeeding posts. For now let me say this: I am back from my blogging hiatus!

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  1. Welcome back to the blogging world! Stopping by from The Blog Loft. 🙂 Happy to meet you.

  2. Welcome back! Sometimes time to think is much needed! My husband teaches math to freshman and sophomores so I know that is a fun yet challenging age! Great to do something new:)

  3. Finding a new passion and career is challenging and exciting. Sure making that decision was difficult. Sit down and write one word placed after the other.

  4. I love love love that quote! So very true!

  5. Welcome back!! Wow, stats! That’s so cool. Not my best subject, but I definitely need it in dietetics school!

  6. Being a teacher is very difficult especially in a subject like math where you need to capture the interest of the students in what may bee very abstract concepts which they feel they would never use in real life. Statistics is a favorite aspect of math for me.

  7. Welcome back to blogging! I loved maths in my school days. Scored 100% more often than not! Dunno how’s the curriculum these days!

  8. I have been worried about typing out my reflections and doing some looking back as I feared I have achieved nothing. But time to do so soon~

  9. Welcome back to blogging and I would also love to hear about some lessons you learned during your time teaching! A part of me actually wants to be a teacher as well. It must be so rewarding! 😀

  10. welcome back. It’s a good thing that you’ve ventured on other things. The experience makes you wise and tells you of what you really like doing.

  11. You know, I had the same dilemma few months ago. I got so busy with work and with the kids and just recently found the energy and time to go back to the blogging world. Will look forward ot your new posts 🙂

  12. So you are into Maths! Great really…Blogging sometimes just get halted. We have to keep the passion going somehow.

  13. Welcome back to bloggers world! And congratulations for got the job. It is really awesome start new facets <3

  14. Welcome back!!! I also had a hard time last month yet I managed to write again. I told myself, “Lee you have to write so you have money, or else nk travel for 2017!!!” Lol

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