I got to meet with my field supervisor again today and he is one of those people I just love to be around. He is so insightful and knowledgeable. He is very wise and I am always taking notes on the things he says. I need to just start recording our conversations or something. Of course, we are supposed to be talking about my teaching skills, which we do, but I think we spend more time talking about life, improving lives, loving people, making a difference and just… living to the fullest…
He shares my sentiment for not being mediocre… that’s really the only way I can think to put it. You can just really tell he has worked really hard and hates to see lives wasted. I often wonder how people get that smart. I can be with someone for days and our conversations won’t go deeper than what we’re having for dinner and he is digging into my soul in like 5 minutes. I love it. I think when I graduate I am still going to meet him for coffee. Is that weird? I mean, he is just a good mentor. He knows a lot. Granted he has a PHD and had probably been to hundreds of seminars, reads all the time, and never wastes a minute on mindless television, but still, you can just tell he spends his time thinking about how to make a bigger difference. There is no doubt in my mind that this man will die knowing he has accomplished just that.
I hope I have that. I hope I can say that. How does one get so wise and impacting? Where does he learn all this stuff? Life I guess…I mean, he is old, and with age comes wisdom right?
but… who knows…I just love old people… old wise people! I just look up to them so much! I am like please give me some of the wisdom! I could listen to them for hours (and still mess up). Man, I have a long way to go.
Okay, I didn’t mean to ramble on, but there are only about 4 people in my life I have told I want to take notes on the things they say, my dad, this man (Dr. Malone), Brad Young and another old friend who is MY age. Crazy.
I can’t even tell you all the good advice he gave me because there is so much I would bore you but I will tell you the ones I remember off hand:
“I am not wanting excuses, I am wanting to hear how you are going to change it”
“We’re human, we make mistakes. It is important in life to find
people that help us to eliminate our mistakes; that way, we can move
forward together and improve our lives simultaneously.”
“Blessed are those who are flexible,
for they will not be bent out of shape.”
Associate yourself with men of good quality,
if you esteem your own reputation;
for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
and lastly, I think he won me over when he quoted one of my favorite lines from Shakespeare,
Love is not love
I’ll even give you the whole quote for that one. The rest were about education and children so I won’t type out those, but this one, gosh, it just does something to me. Gives me hope I guess.
Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments. Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove: O no! it is an ever-fixed mark That looks on tempests and is never shaken; It is the star to every wandering bark, Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken. Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks Within his bending sickle's compass come: Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, But bears it out even to the edge of doom. If this be error and upon me proved, I never writ, nor no man ever loved. William Shakespeare
Those weren’t even the profound ones, my notes are at school! If you have any quotes or thoughts you want to leave, or even good advice sayings you have heard recently, please do. I love knowledge!
On top of all that, I got a great review, worked out AND went to PF Changs tonight. It has been a good day. I love friends… friends, good company and great conversations. The end.