Today is a very important day for this blog and for myself. It is the 5th anniversary of “my baby”.
It feels like if it was yesterday when I decided to share most of my life experiences publicly.
At first, it felt a bit odd I was revealing personal information that only people close to me knew about. But now that I look back, all I can say it is the best decision I’ve ever made.
So many people have contacted me saying they are very thankful because my stories have taught them a few lessons since they were going through similar situations. They’ve found inspiration in what I’ve shared. And that is the main motive I simply keep going blogging.
It is not just about the monetary benefits this platform has brought into my life, which I am really thankful for, don’t take me wrong. But the feeling of knowing that trough me, I’ve touched your lives in a good way, it is something that I simply can’t be thankful enough in this life.
If you recall, I started narrating from the very beginning, from my college days. Everything dates back when I started majoring in education Then I realized I didn’t have the feeling that such career was meant for me, and switched onto nursing school after almost one year into the program.
When everything really changed for me
I finished my associates degree and started working as a CNA. I worked for 6 months, and even though I did like what I was doing, I still felt I wanted something else in my life. I still felt the need of teaching. That’s why I decided to go this time for a bachelor of science in kinesiology.
I always loved physical activities, I did all kinds of sports all of my life. Like I mentioned before, I liked teaching others what I knew, I just wasn’t sure exactly what exactly I wanted to teach.
5 years later I graduated and went across the country to work in Boston at a local high school in the suburbs, where I started as the physical education teacher. A few years later, I got a job offer from a well known college in town, where i was offered the position in the athletics department as the women’s team swimming coach.
After spending almost 20 years working closely with young women in that lovely sport, I decided to retire, not because I was tired or I didn’t like what I was doing, but in order to spend more time with my family.
During that process I did everything I wanted, I saw closely how my grandchildren grew up and enjoyed at its fullest, the stage I was living. In my case, as the oldest generation of the class.
Then I became anxious to share all of the knowledge I had accumulated during all those years. At first I though about writing a book, but the process seem a bit complicated at that time. And then, thanks to this new era we live in, I found out about the term “blog” from a friend, and immediately I got “hooked”. I found out how to get started, and 5 years later, you are now reading this same blog I began with so much enthusiasm.
I want to thank you not only for reading it, but for making me a better person because the same way you learn from what I write, I have also learned a lot from the experiences some of you have shared with me as well.
I want to remind you this blog is for you, feel free to learn from me and teach me whenever you want.
Cheers, and hope to be with you for more long years to come.