Earlier this year, I introduced the first writing assignment to my class: an autobiography. I knew they loved to write, so I was surprised when the assignment was met with a collective groan. After questioning my students, they explained it wasn’t the writing they disliked. It was writing about themselves. As they pointed out, writing about yourself is boring. You already know about you… and it’s so awkward to try to describe yourself to others! It never turns out quite right, and you are challenged to make yourself sound interesting without sounding arrogant. Now, placed in a similar situation, I find myself empathizing with their position.
So, here are some facts about me:
-I love to read. I don’t have as much time for it during the school year as I’d like, but I almost always have a book nearby.
-I teach 6th grade.
-If you asked my closest friends to describe me, their answers would probably be along the lines of: fun, organized, energetic, thoughtful, and goal-oriented (I hope).
-I graduated with honors
-I adore terrible sci-fi movies.
-I love my family.
-I tend to get sucked into my work. Sometimes I need someone to pull me out and put me back in the real world.
-I did marching band in high school (trumpet).
-I traveled to several countries, but have many more I would like to see!
I would like to learn about you! I am looking for someone who is motivated, goal-oriented, and passionate about their interests: someone with a strong sense of self who knows how to lead a balanced life. An ideal date would include opportunities for conversation so we could get to know each other better.