I joined Medium late in February 2022 and did not expect to like creative writing, and especially poetry, as much as I do now. Creative writing hooked me hook, line, and sinker. It opened up new exciting ways for me to express myself.
My passions are cooking, reading, teaching, walking, and directing school plays. When I was younger I dabbled a bit into amateur theatre – and loved it!
I enjoy the little things in life - chocolate, ice cream, and relaxing in nature or the seaside with a book. I love to entertain friends. We, usually, chat till late at night. I do enjoy a tasty fruity wine sometimes.
As a teacher, I have been a coach to many students - a very rewarding experience! It is great to get to know your students and learn about their passions, achievements, and struggles on their life journey to adulthood.
I find this quote inspiring by Ana Claudia Antunes inspiring: “Life keeps throwing me stones. And I keep finding the diamonds.” When life doesn't go to plan I look for the shining diamonds but do at times concentrate on the stones, unfortunately. I have to keep reminding myself to look for the precious gems.