Lately I have been trying to figure out what drives myself to be personally successful. We all have that “thing” which keeps us going. I always thought my thing was to love aka relationships, I don’t think that anyone. Today I figured out the truth. I have to be lonely, I have to be uncomfortable, and out of place… That’s what drives me to do better. It’s not to have someone next to me every night… Once I have that I give up and stop trying, I become dormant. Content. I don’t ever want to be content in life, there is always a chance to be better, to do better and to go further.
My goal isn’t to find a man and grow old with him. Fuck growing old, fuck settling down. Fuck the American dream.
My goal is to live a life worth living, to make money, to use that money to change peoples lives. I want to be a part of something huge. I want to die knowing that I changed someone life, even if it was just a hug and a smile.
I’m not some stay at home wife who can raise kids and then become useless. I have this inner desire that no one can ever sustain. I’m eager… I’m hungry for knowledge. I’m yearning to tackle the world. Whatever it takes. I want to see change in this place. And I want to find a way, whatever it takes, to make a difference
- Richard Pryor (via)
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Today at my school we had an assembly about internet predators and when I had said that most of my true friends are over the internet and they gave me a lecture about how “I don’t know who I’m talking to” blah blah. So please, if you aren’t a predator in any way, please reblog so i can prove a point.
Double-double-jump-jump! (The students chose the name.) To play, a students stand at either end of the rug (at the middle line) looking at ‘their’ numbers, either white or blue. I pull a doubles fact card, and the kids try to be the first to jump to their answer space. The winner stays in that spot, the other student goes to the back of the line, and the next player goes to the middle line of the vacated side.
We play it whole-group to start, but once they get the hang of it I make it a math center for a couple of weeks. They love it! The only hard part is that this is the same rug we use to sit on for floor time, and while the kids really are very good at leaving the tape alone, I still have to repair it pretty often.
I’ve done a similar game, but instead jumping, I project it onto the board. One kid on each side of the screen, and they both have a fly swatter. I give the fact, first to swat the right square earns a point for their team. Both kids go to the end of their lines, next pair comes up. This works for so many math facts - equivalent fractions, facts to 12, multiplication facts, division, etc. I’ve played it as review game for other subjects as well (noun, verb, adverb, adjective).
Goddamnit, that’s what real friendship is. I was so close, and I gave it away. Miss you guys tons, hope that this Saturday I can make up for it all!
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