Maya Angelou Quote – Frase Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou Quote – Frase Maya Angelou

“Mi misión en la vida no es sólo sobrevivir, sino prosperar, y hacerlo con algo de pasión, algo de compasión, un poco de humor y un poco de estilo.” ~Maya Angelou

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” ~Maya Angelou

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I Quit (and I’m Happy) – Dejé mi trabajo (y soy feliz)

I Quit (and I’m Happy)

Who would have thought that I would ever leave teaching?

I quit my job this past February, and I’m happy. For some time now, I hadn’t been happy teaching. I had given it all I could, and it wasn’t in my heart to continue. While some people thought I was crazy to leave the security of a job, others applauded me for this bold action.  I summoned all my courage, and I walked away from education.

“Working hard for something you don’t care about is called stress. Working hard for something you love is called passion.” ~Simon Sinek

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So why did I really quit?

As a teacher, I didn’t feel alive anymore. I honestly felt like I was doing a disservice to my students and myself by not teaching with all my heart. Teaching is also a stressful profession, and by leaving I know that I created space to pursue my passions in life.

What does Liz really want?

Right after walking away, I asked myself this question. I let myself dream like a little girl once again, and I came up with this list.

* Be an enterpreneur

*Be a mother

*Do yoga and meditate

*Learn Italian

*Play the piano

*Write books

*Travel the world

*Take pictures

*Be a good person

*Inspire others

*Do good in the world

*Run

*Read

*Play golf

What’s  funny is that I may not be in front of a classroom as a regular “teacher” again in this lifetime. Rather, I feel that I am meant to teach and help others in some way. What will it be? I don’t know, but only time will tell.

And you? Did you ever quit something? How did you feel?

Dejé mi trabajo (y soy feliz)

¿Quién hubiera pensado que dejaría mi trabajo como profesora?

Renuncié en febrero, y soy feliz. Por mucho tiempo no era feliz dando clases. Ya había hecho todo lo que quería hacer como profesora y ya no tenía ni era mi pasión. Habían muchas personas que pensaban que estaba loca por dejar la seguridad de mi trabajo, mientras otros me animaban por mi decisión audaz. Me armé de valor y dejé mi trabajo.

“Trabajar duro por algo que no nos interesa, se llama estrés. Trabajar duro por algo que amamos, se llama pasión.” ~Simon Sinek

credit: www.huffingtonpost.com Con el fin de crear espacio para la pasión, dejé mi trabajo y me siento bien.
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Con el fin de crear espacio para la pasión, dejé mi trabajo y me siento bien.

¿Por qué renuncié?

Como profesora, ya no me sentía viva.  Era injusto que no estaba dando clase como lo había hecho una vez- llena de pasión.  La enseñanza es también una profesión estresante y al dejarla yo sé que he creado el espacio para perseguir mis pasiones en la vida.

¿Qué quiere Liz? 

Después de haber dejado mi trabajo, me hice esta pregunta. Una vez más soñe como niña y esto fue lo que resultó.

* Ser emprendedora

*Ser mamá

*Hacer yoga y meditar

*Tocar el piano

*Escribir libros

*Aprender italiano

*Viajar por el mundo

*Tomar fotos

* Ser buena persona

*Inspirar

*Hacer bien en el mundo

*Correr

*Leer

*Jugar golf

Lo gracioso es que quizás no estaré en frente de un aula otra vez en esta vida como “profesora.” Más bien siento que enseñaré y les ayudaré a otros de alguna manera. ¿Qué será? No sé, pero el tiempo lo dirá.

¿Y tú? ¿Has dejado algo? ¿Cómo te sentiste?

Passion vs. Job – Pasión vs. Trabajo

Passion vs. Job

Are you happy with your job? Is it your passion? What will you lose if you quit your job? What will you gain if you do quit? What will happen if you never work there again? Where will you work? Will you become self-employed? Will you look for another job in education? Are you being true to myself? What will others say? What is going to happen? Lately, I’ve been asking myself these questions.

I am contemplating leaving my full-time teaching job to pursue my dream of writing. 

Source:www.completewellbeing.com
Source:www.completewellbeing.com

It turns out, that after I received these two beautiful letters from my students, I had closure, if you will, with teaching. Last year, I set out to not only to help my students, but to inspire them, as well. These intentions were manifested this past May.

Now, I feel that I am stuck between a rock and hard place.

Do I  continue to teach even if the profession is no longer a passion of mine? Or, do I quit and make ends meet an altogether different way through writing and other means and pursue this true passion of mine?

“If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development.” ~ Brian Tracy

Six years ago, after filing for divorce, I had the opportunity to take time off from teaching. I went to Spain, and I indulged in learning and traveling: two of my many passions. Having taken this time for myself was the best gift I have ever given myself as I continued to heal from my divorce. In many ways, I feel like I felt when I left my job back in 2007. I feel that my job as a school teacher is done. And I know it is my fear of the unknown that is keeping me from making my decision.

I have a couple of days to decide. In this “economy”,  all a person needs is a j-o-b , right? On the other hand, how much can I ignite a student’s passion of learning if my own passion to teach is slowly dying? Do I quit my job to pursue my passion or do I continue to teach? What do you think?

Have you ever quit your job for your passion? What would you do if you were in my shoes? Any advice for me? 

Pasión vs. Trabajo

¿Eres feliz en tu trabajo? ¿Es tu pasión? ¿Qué perderías si dejaras tu trabajo? ¿Qué sería la recompensa si lo dejaría? ¿Qué pasaría si no trabajaría ahí el próximo año escolar? ¿Dónde trabajarías? ¿Buscarías otro trabajo en el sector de la educación?  ¿Estoy siendo fiel a mí misma?  ¿Qué van a decir los demás? ¿Qué va a pasar? Ultimamente, me he estado haciendo estas preguntas.

Estoy contemplando de dejar mi trabajo de maestra para realizar mi sueño de ser escritora. 

Source:www.completewellbeing.com
Source:www.completewellbeing.com

Después de haber recibido dos hermosas cartas de mis alumnos,  siento que tuve una finalidad en mi carrera de maestra. El año pasado, hice la intención de no solamente ayudar a mis alumnos, sino también inspirarlos. Estas intenciones se manisfestaron en mayo.

Ahora me siento como si estoy atrapado entre la espada y la pared.

¿Continuo dando clases aunque ya no sea una pasión mia? ¿O dejo mi trabajo y  busco otra manera de ganarme la vida y continuar con mi sueño de ser escritora?  

“Si quieres lograr cosas valiosas en tu vida personal, profesional y de carrera, debes convertirte en una persona valiosa en tu propio desarrollo personal.” ~ Brian Tracy

Hace seis años, después de empezar los trámites para mi divorcio, tuve la oportunidad de tomar un poco de tiempo de mi trabajo. Me fui a España y me di el gusto de estudiar y de viajar: dos de mis pasiones. Este tiempo fue el mejor regalo que me di mientras sanaba de mi divorcio. Ahora, me siento como me sentí cuando dejé mi trabajo en 2007. Siento como si mi trabajo como maestra se acabó. Y sé que no he hecho una decisión por el miedo que tengo a lo desconocido.

Solamente tengo unos días para decidir. En esta “economía”, lo único que necesita una persona es un trabajo, no? Por el otro lado, ¿cúanto puedo encender la pasión de aprendizaje para mis alumnos si mi propia pasión por enseñarles es menos cada día?  ¿Dejo mi trabajo para seguir mi sueño de ser escritora o continuo dando clase? ¿Qué piensas?

¿Alguna vez dejaste tu trabajo pot tu pasión? ¿Qué harías si tuvieras que hacer esta decisión? ¿Tienes algín consejo para mí?

Your Passion in Life and The Holstee Manifesto

imagesLately, I have been thinking of everything that I have done to pursue my dream of becoming a writer. Although I enjoy teaching and have lots of fun with my high school students, I do, however, see myself and identify as a writer.

Sometimes it does feel like all I do is work, eat, exercise (a little), write, and sleep. I wake up and do it all over again the next day. So, my day job is that of a teacher and I am a writer at night.

Recently, I have found myself just wanting to write day and night. Writing is my passion and it is what I see myself doing. I believe that it is within my reach and sooner than later, my book will be finished and published. In the meantime, I stay focused and inspired. Something that I found that keeps me going is the Holstee Manifesto. It is simple writing that came from Holstee’s three founders – Mike, Fabian and Dave – who sat together one day to “write down exactly what was on their minds and the tips of their tongues. It was about what they wanted from life and how to create a company that breathes that passion into the world everyday. It was a reminder of what we live for.” And here is the result:

The Holstee Manifesto – How To Live Your Life
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“This is your life. Do what you want and do it often.
If you don’t like something, change it.
If you don’t like your job, quit.
If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV.
If you are looking for the love of your life, stop; they will be waiting for you when you start doing things you love.
Stop over-analysing, life is simple.
All emotions are beautiful.
When you eat, appreciate every last bite.
Life is simple.
Open your heart, mind and arms to new things and people, we are united in our differences.
Ask the next person you see what their passion is and share your inspiring dream with them.
Travel often; getting lost will help you find yourself.
Some opportunities only come once, seize them.
Life is about the people you meet and the things you create with them, so go out and start creating.
Life is short, live your dream and wear your passion.”

I read it every day and it is just a reminder that I do what I love every single day. Not living a life with passion is not living to the fullest. Does the Holstee Manifesto ring true for you? What is your passion? What are your passions?