As an instructor I don’t just teach, I want to motivate and inspire.I wanted to become an instructor because I love my career. I love my patients, my bosses and my co-workers. I wouldn’t be able to do the job I do without any of them. Don’t get me wrong not every day is amazing, but the challenges we face teach us to grow, and change and come back and do it again the next day.
A few months back I started following Amy Purdy on Facebook. Her posts caught my eye because she was talking doing a photo shoot for a fitness magazine. Amy is a double leg amputee and Paralympic medal winning snowboarder. I was instantly in love with her. She shares her daily ups and downs on facebook like we are friends having coffee. I have followed her to Brazil where she performed at the opening ceremonies for the Paralympics and most recently to the hospital where she ended up after a rare illness.
From her hospital bed, she shared a link to her TED talks video. I have watched lots of TED talks on education and as much as I find them interesting but not many have inspired me. Today I wanted to add a post to my blog that was from me. Not on education, not on new media and technology but a post that inspired me to enjoy every day, live every moment, fight the battles you don’t think you can win. But most importantly be amazing!! You never know who is watching you. Whether it’s a student, a co-worker or your child, someone is out there is thinking you are amazing so don’t let them down.