I decided that summer that I would take it one step further. I found an application online to be a Golden Key Kiddos Camp Teacher or Volunteer. I received a paid position at a five week S.T.E.M camp and acted as the lead after camp teacher. something about those kids touched me in a very special way. They were the truth. The kids i encountered that summer made such a lasting impact on my life and were there for me during a time in which I felt alone and was learning to truly love myself. Those loving little ones, aged four to six, had become my family.
This year will be my third at this particular summer program, and I am anxious to see how big my babies have grown over this school year. Although we occasionally go out for dinner and bowling, FaceTime just is not enough. I miss them.
I keep finding more and more things to do, children to teach, and programs to work for. I was the Arts Program Instructor at the Woolfolk Boys and Girls Club in Atlanta, Georgia. I currently work as a teacher with Kiddos Atlanta in Peachtree. I am moving to Haiti to work with Frontier Projects as their first missionary adventurer. I love my jobs. I love my kids. So where did this love come from?
I realized then that my negative thoughts about children were mediocre. I just wasn't able to see their potential because I had not fully realized my own. My mental health mattered and positive energy revealed a lot about myself to me. Giving back and providing support to others is all that I really see myself doing, but I was unwilling to master God's plan in my life when my thoughts were centered around negative energies.
So hear me out... Have you thanked God lately for the things in your life? Have you asked God to show you the way on your journey? Have you opened yourself and your mind to let positive light reflect through you and shine upon others? If not, you're the joke. You're fooling yourself into thinking that you can tap into your passion without allowing yourself to be open and committed to love. Love yourself today... You're worth it. Self love is the best love!