I think it's a really valuable thing to discover what makes us feel alive. And also of course to realize and recognize how different it is for everyone. So I've been thinking about exactly what makes me feel alive. So here's what I came up with. I saw this somewhere and I can't believe how true I feel it to be:
2. Philosophical discussions. Typically on road trips. Often including my dad or Lars or even Jason is getting pretty good at them. I think the road trip is important because we are stuck in one place, we are all seeking entertainment, and we can still watch the beauty outside as we drive.
3. You knew this had to be on the list. No explanation needed...
5. I wish this wasn't the case....
BUT!!!! I have to brag. I have not touched a Diet Coke since Jan 18th. Exactly 1 month!
6. This is the one that I probably hate to admit. But probably the thing that makes me feel more alive than anything else is that rare moment when I am teaching and I know I am changing kids.
here is a post I wrote on it a few years ago I like. But like I've previously mentioned as quickly as that feeling comes it fades away and I am left beating my head against a brick wall fighting everything there is about education. How's that for feeling alive??? ;)
What makes Jason feel alive you ask? Well here is an example from this weekend.