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These are inspirational words to begin the day. As a blue tree, everyone can see me and know I am there without being pretentious.

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My son is a very talented musician and an incredible song writer.  But he is yet to be “discovered”.  So he works a day job in a supermarket.  He has been there for a couple of years now and is very well liked and respected.  He does a wonderful job… and although preparing fruit and vegetables for sale, is not his idea of pure bliss, he does this job to the upmost of his abilities, bringing his natural creative flair to each edible display.

Many of us have day jobs to do whilst we are waiting for our dream job.  And I am sure that it is tempting to just put in the hours, not really caring much about what we are doing.  But I think that is a mistake.

Apart from the possibility of getting fired…. taking a lack lustre approach to anything that we do sends the wrong…

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About ivonprefontaine

I am a retired educator who is currently completing a PhD. Prior to teaching, I worked in private industry for 15 years and returned to university to earn my education degree. For the last 17 years I taught, I was a teacher in a unique, progressive, alternative educational school of choice. Currently, I am engaged in a doctoral program at Gonzaga University in Spokane. My dissertation topic is how teachers experience becoming who they are as teachers, as human subjects.

4 responses »

  1. The outstanding eventually take off like dandelion seeds on the wind.

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  2. Someone once said to me that people should be the very best at whatever they do – it is less likely you can be easily replaced. I found that to be a good goal.

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