Casually defends Courtney Love on a daily basis.
time is on my side, yes it is
Teaching is not for the faint of heart. Nor is it for those who ascribe to be perfect at what they do. It is for those who wish only to make a difference and hunger for innate knowledge of human nature and the inner working of youthful minds. In the short time that I have worked as a substitute teacher I have been endowed with the daily ins and outs of life as an educator. Teaching is a science and an art form all in one. You could spend decades of your life thinking you are the best teacher on the planet only to discover one day the skills you thought to be untouchable to fall flat. It’s an exciting, sometimes hair pulling adventure that will test you as a person in ways you never thought possible. There are some days you just want to give up and call it quits but then others which bring such satisfaction that you are so happy that you gave up all other prospects to be in that singular moment when you get through to a kid and a concept takes hold that will last a lifetime.
I’m thankful that I am able to do my job as effectively as I can and am capable of taking the negative and turning it into a positive. However, I alone cannot take the credit for the mood that so inclined me to pen this little article. No, some of that belongs to a special girl that I met about 4 months ago. Her name is Elizabeth Garvey and she has been my best friend and ally in everything that I do since day one. Not many people are as lucky as I am to have met someone I really click with. It’s scary sometimes how alike we are, both in thought process but in person. She brings to my day a sense of positivity that is indescribable yet uplifting in a a way that can only be characterized as serene. Her ability to listen and allow me to vent on days where I’ve been a little discouraged or annoyed are unparalleled, as is her sense of humor. Elizabeth’s sense of humor always struck me as unique, perhaps that was because it so paralleled my own in many ways. Her cutting sense of humor and witty remarks slicing through any awkward silence and opening up a myriad of conversations about the most zaniest of topics. While she might disagree with all the praise I’ve laid upon her due to her hubris I am proud to say that I found her when I did and I hope she remembers all I have said and am about to say. Not many people can find their best friend and girlfriend all in one place. You could search your whole life for that perfect someone and end up empty handed. The key is not to look for a carbon copy of yourself but to find someone who pulls you out of the box and surprises you around every corner. I can’t say how stunned I am to realize how similar she and I are, our dislikes and likes, but I am even more struck by how different she is. Here is a girl that has the emotional strength of someone well beyond her years. An individual that perseveres through the worst of situations and comes out smiling standing on a heap of all she has overcome. She is quite the marvel. I didn’t plan on this becoming a tribute but I can’t imagine not talking about an aspect of the most recent chapter of my life without paying some respect to the girl that makes me so immensely happy. If you are reading this Elizabeth know that i love you with all my heart and that I am here for you every step of the way through and hardship you go through, whether it be physical or emotional. For those of you who are continuing to read this, I thank you for your time and hope that find someone as beautiful and amazing as I have. I love you Elizabeth, you’re the best. I hope you slept well <3
Omg I just saw this, thank you so so much. I miss you more, pretty