I’ve always worked with kids. It started in junior high school when I would babysit for local neighborhood kids. When I was a junior in high school I started working after school for an after-school program, working with elementary aged kids. And my college major? Yup- you guessed it, Elementary Education.
As of today, I am officially on a one-year leave from my teaching job. After 25 years of teaching a combination of preschool, second grade, fourth grade, second and third grade technology, and, my latest position teaching fourth and fifth grade technology, I came across a new passion.
The new passion? Brain Fit Academy.
As I mentioned in another blog post, I came to Brain Fit because of my own son. He went through the program and I became a coach for the company within a year- working after school hours with kids and families. Parents of my clients would ask me- aren’t you tired? How can you work a full time job and then work with kids doing this after school too?
And you know what I would tell them? I would tell them how the work we do energizes me. I used to joke with Pam Formosa (the owner/director of Brain Fit) that I needed more clients because I needed more energy!
Where does the energy come from? Why does this work still energize me? It’s because it’s a passion. A passion to help kids.
- A passion to help kids in a different way from what I was doing in public schools.
- A passion to help kids feel better about themselves.
- A passion to help kids move through difficult times.
- A passion to help kids be the person they are meant to be- that they want to be.
- A passion to help families struggle less, and smile more.
And you know? I honestly don’t think that a year ago, before doing so much Brain Fit work for myself– by taking the adult classes (multiple times!) and doing the movements with my clients, that I would have had the courage or the confidence to do what I did. The courage or confidence to take a leave of absence in order to pursue this passion and see where it takes me.
I’m trusting the magic of beginnings. I’ve seen where it can go- for me and my clients. It all starts with a beginning, and for me personally and our clients, it starts with a phone call to Brain Fit Academy.
The passion for the work led me here, and the magic of beginnings will show me the way, so that I can continue to help kids and families also find their passions…
…and their smiles.