Thursday, June 14, 2007

Personal Policies MEME

Hipwritermama meme(d) me about personal policies. Not sure if this post follows the rules but thought like writer mama that it sounded pretty flexible. If not, it was fun to be reflective.

1. I have to shower daily, before leaving the house, I cannot make it a whole day without showering it makes me feel dirty, not ready for what comes my way, and grouchy.

2. I need coffee. It is not a want, it's a need. Like breathing it is a part of my life. When I travel I worry about where it will come from. It makes me happy. Coffee reminds me of desserts, conversations with people I love to connect with, and loving memories. I love coffee, it is a part of who I am.

3. I am a dog person, I will never live without a dog. I love that they are moment kinds of creatures. I enjoy petting, talking to them, thinking about what they are thinking. I think that children should have dogs growing up. I also think that dogs can judge humanness, they know when people are weasels or not. If a person doesn't like dogs, or pets, or animals in general I think that that is a statement about their ability to humanely treat the rest of the world. (That is a very strong statement. Don't hate me for that.)

4. I need to be a teacher. I feel that it is my calling, not my job. I love to facilitate the learning environment. I relish with my children when they get to the point that they realize the joy of reading a great book. It is one of the most fulfilling things I have ever accomplished. I need to be a teacher.

5. I am nuts about my husband. After 10 years of marriage he is still my knight. He is so good in esteeming my girls, he makes me feel equal to him, and he is so supportive. I couldn't have dreamed that I get to spend my life with a partner like him.

6. I only surround myself with people that are positive people. I really don't enjoy being around negative people. They make me angry and I try to avoid them at all cost. I will not be rude but you will have to earn my time by proving that you can be positive. I just don't do the negative poo-poo personality. I have a flight mentality.

Well, there you have it. My pesonal policies. I don't know if this is write but it feels good to get it off my chest.

I am meme(ing) :


Jen Barney said...

Coffee-Yes a good one for you. What would happen if you couldn't drink coffee anymore????

Sarah Amick said...

I would start hanging out with negative people. They would become my best friends because I too would be negative.

Jen Barney said...

uhhhh... please then- continue on the coffee habit!

Kathy Douglas said...

What a statement about negative people. I love it! Also the dog thing is so ME! I, too, have always lived with a dog and wouldn't have it any other way. As my blog says: He is my best friend. Of course, I don't tell my husband that! I agree, if you don't like dogs, that says a WHOLE lot to me!

Ruth Ayres said...

Wow -- what a list. I, too, appreciated your statement about negative people. As I was reading it, I was nodding in agreement & thinking to myself after only meeting you for a few hours you radiated positive energy. It is contagious. :)

Vivian Mahoney said...

Thanks for sharing your list. So nice to read how you need to be a teacher. Teachers like you help create the confidence and love of learning in young children. Thank you!