Toady, I am inspired by one of the college students I work with. I work with one-hundred college freshmen, and it can be quite frustrating at times. My emails are ignored, my phone calls avoided, and students don’t always live up to their community service requirements.
One student met her requirements before all the rest. One student actively participates and is the first to fulfil her obligations and do them insanely well.
That girl is my only student with a baby. She had a baby last year and still graduated from high school, which is an achievement in itself. Then she came to college, the first in her family.
She has no transportation, so she treks a mile through rain, snow, and wind to the rapid (our train) each day to come to school.
And she’s always upbeat and positive.
This girl, six years younger than me, is my inspiration today.