Hello, It’s Steffi ♡ (10 Facts About Me!)

I decided to finally put a ‘face’ on my blog once and for all. Here we go!

  1. Hello! My nickname is Steffi ♡ I am currently working as a Primary School Teacher. I’m handling Primary 2 pupils this school year!
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Teacher Steffi in her natural habitat. Hahaha! ♡ This picture was taken way back 8th of February this year, thus, the date on the board.

2. I turned a quarter-of-a-century-year-old last July.

3. On the same month above, I received my diploma in special education! Best birthday gift ♡

4. I’m currently trying out bullet journaling as well! I’m posting once in a while in my IG. Follow me if you want! @bujowithsteffi ♡

5.  I recently started to like pink–Pastel Pink and Rose Gold to be exact.

6. TBH, I really need to catch up on my food/drink hunting already. I’ve been very busy with work.

7. I’m learning calligraphy!

8. I’m going back to school again in January 2020. I’ll take up Diploma in Early Childhood Education.

9. I am so forgetful that’s why journaling works for me.

10. I’m a coffee and milk tea lover forever! ♡

I probably mentioned some of these already in my previous posts, but that’s all I can think of right now. LOL. Anyway, I’ve been MIA for a while now due to work, but I’ll update whenever I can ♡

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Your Feelings Are Valid; You Are Valid

To whoever needs to hear this:

I validate your feelings.

Yes, it’s real.

Yes, it’s painful.

I know it’s a lot for some people to take in and understand, but I do.

I may not walk the same exact path as you do, but I won’t say I had it worse because really, who are we to compare?

We have different struggles and it sucks big time. Not gonna lie.

But be positive that someday, you will look back on your journey and you will catch yourself smiling because you made it to the other side–happier, healthy and safe.

I’m just here, I won’t judge you. I know that’s the last thing you will need.

 

And maybe, I needed to hear this as well.

Work + School Update (Part Three!)

It’s been a long time since I had an update about my work + school. Aside from updating you (if someone comes across this post), it’s also a documentation as to where I am at this point in time. So, here it goes! ♡

Work Update:

We’re approaching the end of the school year. One more unit for the last term and we officially say goodbye to school year 2018-2019!

I’ll have my training over the summer. That will be interesting and I’m looking forward to it!

School Update:

A lot has been happening these past few weeks.

First off, I just officially ended my 2-week practice teaching at Mandaue City Central SpEd School – OT/PT Center yesterday. It was a bittersweet experience I would never ever forget. I documented everything from Day 1 up until our last day. I’ll probably post a video about it soon.

PS. It was just a short practice teaching experience because we still have to attend a lot of seminars and immersions which will happen this month.

Second, I’ll hopefully graduate this July 2019 with a Diploma in Special Education. Currently, I’m holding a Degree in Communication and a Certificate in Professional Education.

Initially, I was planning to proceed and get my Master’s Degree in Special Education.. Not until two weeks ago. Now, I’m planning to skip it first and have a Diploma in Early Childhood Education instead.

It’s an ambitious move, I know–sacrificing my weekend-offs and going back to school all over again–but I don’t want to regret things just because I was lazy and just because some people think it’s ridiculous.

It’s tiring, yes, but it’s all going to be worth it. ♡

Denial

You see it happening right in front of your eyes.

You hear it being said to you over and over again.

You feel your heart break into million pieces while your throat tightens into an impossible knot.

You can even taste your own tears running down your face now.

Yet you still listen to that tiny crack of voice inside your head that ever so softly whispers,

“It’s not true–it can’t be true.. Right?”

Letting Go

I looked at myself in the mirror today and suddenly had the urge to get a pair of scissors and just chop off my hair right then and there.

And so I did.

Looking at myself after my impulsive decision, I began to panic.

It’s way too short.

I looked around the floor. Hair everywhere–a lot of them.

I focused my gaze on the mirror again.

I looked more younger now. I feel lighter.

Along with my hair are the feelings I’m bottling up inside me.

I smiled.

I’m letting them go now.

I’ve let them go.