I’d like to thank Shelly Sanchez Terrell for tagging me for this challenge. This is what I did and I hope you’ll enjoy the mission as well.
1. On your own blog, create a post and mention I tagged you along with anyone else who did.
11 random facts about me:
- I’m a B positive blood type. None of my sons inherited my blood type, though.
- I love Tarot cards. I love looking at the images before I go to bed. It calms me down.
- I hate diving because I hate being underwater for too long.
- I don’t feel comfortable in confined spaces.
- I can easily get excited.
- I’m attracted to all shades of red; burgundy red is my favourite.
- I’m a ‘bath’ person (as opposed to ‘shower’ person).
- I love autumn. I believe it’s because I was born on an autumn day.
- Although I love music, I like shopping in supermarkets where there is no music on.
- I don’t have many plants at home. I don’t have green fingers.
- I love travelling by train.
11 questions from Shelly Sanchez Terrell:
- What is a goal you hope to accomplish from your bucket list? I’d like to learn a non-Germanic language, such as Spanish, Italian or Portuguese.
- What is one goal you hope to accomplish in 2014? As 2013 was a very ‘sedentary’ year for me (because I had to study a lot), in 2014 I’d like to take care of my body properly; I’d like to start doing regular exercise and go out more.
- If you could host a reality TV show, what would it be about? About ELT and education. Each week I’d invite a teacher and a student who would discuss important issues from their points of view.
- How do you blow off steam? I try not to bottle up feeling for too long. It’s sometimes better to say what’s on your mind, even though it might hurt somebody.
- What is one of your personal theme songs? As I wrote in one of my posts here, it’s the optimistic song called Ain’t no mountain high enough.
- What are you incredibly proud of accomplishing? I’m proud that I managed to get my MA degree at the age of 40, at the time when I was a full-time teacher and a busy mother of three.
- What was one of your favourite gifts? A hamsa trinket I got from my friend for my 41st birthday. It’s a palm-shaped amulet that is supposed to protect women from evil.
- How have you dealt with a past failure? I got up, reflected and went on.
- What is one piece of advice that has helped you throughout life? Never go against your own intuition. Follow your instincts . Less is often more.
- What was your favourite toy when you were a child? A toy cat (grey, ugly and old but I loved it).
- What’s your favourite piece of art? A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat.
I’m tagging the following 11 bloggers:
- Sue Lyon-Jones
- Maja Jerkovic
- Rachael Roberts
- Vedrana Vojkovic
- Miguel Mendoza
- Ceri Jones
- Andrea Wade
- Mieke Kenis
11 questions I’d like to ask them:
- If you could change one thing about education in your country, what would it be?
- Have you ever thought of quitting your job as an educator? Why?
- What’s your earliest memory as an educator?
- Is education valued where you live? If not, what is the main reason?
- How do you think we could help to make teaching a more prestigious job?
- Apart from burning-out, what’s the biggest danger for a teacher?
- Did anyone try to put you off teaching in the past?
- Why do you think teaching can bring so much satisfaction but also frustration?
- What makes you happy?
- When did you last laugh out loud?
- If your child/best friend wanted to become a teacher, what piece of advice would you give him or her?