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9. Relaxing habit

Photo by Aaron Burden; quote by Everyone

One of the things that is relaxing to me is writing. I almost pursued a career in creative writing, and even wrote a fiction book a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

I have a horror story collection that I never published. I also have a longer novel that collects dust on my computer. I’ve been toying around with the idea of polishing them up and publishing, but the point here is—I love to write.

I love to write so much that I was actually a freelance writer/editor for a long time, and even wrote articles that are still probably floating around the internet somewhere.

I am not a perfect writer. I can usually spot when something is misspelled, or done incorrectly, but mistakes happen. I just enjoy the process. I don’t write as much as I used to, and I don’t do the freelance thing as much, but I am loving the social media marketing and coming up with advertisement. It’s short, simple, and creative—and guess what? That’s what I specialized in: short stories.

What relaxes you? Do you pursue it enough to feel refreshed when you finish?

By the way, I have also done resumes in the past as well. If you want me to consult on a project with you (like a resume, content writing, story, article, etc.), feel free to subscribe to my blog, then comment on this post, and we might be able to work something out.

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3. Things get better with time and experience.

Photo by Willian Justen de Vasconcellos; quote added by me.

I have been teaching for over 9 years now.

In the beginning, I was a little overwhelmed and spent every waking hour getting lectures ready, writing exams, and coming up with extra material on topics covered in case someone asked a question. Was I a good teacher? I was probably on the weaker side.

But as the years progressed, I blossomed, turned into a pretty good teacher, and now I am an organizational ninja with tons of questions, lectures, and topics to pull from for last minute projects. I would like to think I come across as funny when I lecture, but perhaps my students think I am too nerdy. Too bland; too isotonic.

I have been using my science knowledge and organizational skills to help me with experimenting and working my business. I invented the Quick Draw Straw that Teazzed sells (yes, it is patent pending). What is it based on that makes it work? Diffusion! Surface area! (more sciency stuff). Science is why the Quick Draw Straw works, and that you can make instantly brewed loose leaf tea, even cold brew, in under a minute (go visit http://www.teazzed.com for more details if you’re interested).

I also have been toying around with a side consulting business, along with some other business ideas. My goal is to help small business, entrepreneurs, inventors, etc., get started, with tools and tips, help with marketing, and perhaps showcasing products. Stay tuned dear readers :).

If you are a new teacher in high school or college, feel free to drop me a line on tips as how to stay organized or just teaching in general. Email me if you would like to set up a consultation. I am by no means a perfect, 100% awesome teacher, but perhaps my years of experience can give you some shortcuts on your teaching journey.