what brought me the thoughts is the questions I have got from the YCPA* Juries (and thinking, hey y’all success people, am I really that low in your perception???)
seharusnya kamu mengembangkan personal brand
so, they said I haven’t build my personal brand, I’m a teacher with no specification
well I’m a teacher, I love teaching, I’m learning for teaching, and I’m teaching to learn… I put my effort to make my teaching works, and yet – I should be thinking about branding?
when I think personal communication helps in my teaching, then I’ll be a communicative teacher | when I believe story could present my material in a better way, then i’ll tell a non-stop story | when I can only see that being NotNice would help my students think, then I’ll be the devil | when I know that my students need to construct their own knowledge, then I’ll support them to be creative | if I have 40 students in my classroom, then I hope I can support at least 10% of them to be succeed
you know WHY? because I believe that one day, my student(s) could be my babyboy’s friends, or colleagues, or neighbors, or teacher, or boss, or anyone near him… and the fact that we are all living on the same earth… so you bet I’ll do my best to make sure those guys will do good for the community and our earth… I’m trying to do my best here to become a good teacher – yes – just “good” teacher that promise herself she won’t stop learning to be one..
and yet, all I need is thinking of: PERSONAL BRAND???
apa passionmu? harusnya kan kamu memperjuangkan passion dalam dirimu
Well yes, I do have passions, being a good teacher, become a book author, become a speaker in a conference, and travel around the world
THEN I became a mom, but my passions do not change… they are just getting an extra “MAMA” word in every single item of my passions.. and I am so proud – that is why I am saying it in front of you guys, I am not ashamed that I have to talk about BEING ME and BEING A MOM as a package.. I am learning to build my mama kingdom here, come on – a little bit appreciation?
I wanna be a good teacher-mama, I wanna be a book author-mama, I wanna become a speaker-mama in a conference, and I’d love to be a traveling-mama
BEING A MOM is not a limitation, not a distraction..
a working mom
I suppose that there is also a term called: working dad, right? ^^
ah ok, most women around my neighborhood, they raise their children as a stay-home mom (or working mom at home like sewing or crafting or having a store) and most women around my workplace, they assign the baby care to someone else (family, relatives, daycare)
and I do not belong to any of them..
I do not stay or work at home (unless there is any urgency) and I do not assign my baby care to someone else (unless there is any urgency) so I do see it funny if the mamas are fighting about which condition is better, cause then in both perceptions – I am very wrong! OMG ^^
so recently when I wanted to go to Spain for a conference and book writing meeting, I spent a month of negotiation (the trip was only for 2 weeks haha) no, it was a discussion with my baby, the discussion wasn’t only to assure him that it is ok to live without mama for a while.. but it was also for me to find myself.
yes, my baby was a bit upset.. he kept asking me, If you love me, why do you have to leave me for almost 2 weeks, can you just work (with me) as usual and have fun with me.. i said:
i love you baby, i need to be with you, i will always be with you through my prayers, but like you are you.. you free to have your own dreams and explore the world (when you are old enough to do so) and i am me, i love learning, going to Spain is an opportunity for me to learn something new.. just like you, when you were playing with your friends would it be nice if mama is also playing with you? sure not.. i will be watching you playing and i will be happy for you.. cause you are you… you have your own time… i have mine.. so wish me luck!
well, the arguments were quiet hard, but nice, since he took me to the train station, kissed me goodbye and he were not crying. ^^
*YCPA: a women competition I recently thrown into