Ever heard of the United States of America? Yeah. I thought so. Ask your typical American the same question about Slovakia, and the answer you receive might be a little different. Back in the day when I followed my heart (her name is Marta) to this little place that doesn’t exist to most of the free world, I was shocked to find that nobody really had a clue about Slovakia.
Have you ever complained about the weather? Being tired? School lunches, or perhaps school in general? Maybe it was the first day of the week that became the target of your disgust. I'll be the first to confess that I have been guilty of all of these at some point. I recently saw a T-shirt that said, " There is nothing wrong with Mondays... you just hate your job". This got me thinking. Did I really hate my job? Nope. I love my job! In fact teaching is what I have always wanted to do, and I feel at home here at GYMY. Why was it then that I have occasionally caught myself falling prey to negativity?
What the heck is a "hipster" anyway? Normally I wouldn't care in the least about some new kiddie trend. The thing is that this particular trend, or whatever it is, has become personal.
Every year I venture into the topic of heroes and idols with my maturita students, and I am taken aback by the responses I get when I pose the question of who their heroes are.
I love teaching students to snowboard. It is my belief that I could teach anyone (except maybe my wife) how to glide with grace down a slope with the beautiful creation that is the snowboard strapped to their feet. Give me three days, and you will see what I mean.