Forum posts made by sweetangel

Topic Poets with Mental Illness Needed to Submit Poetry to Rattle magazine...
Posted 05 Dec 2016 15:44

Thank you so much for the reply! I should have read more, sorry.
One of the reasons I haven't submitted anything before is that Rejection and I have a tendency to punch each other in the face (Rejection has a faster reflex than me). sunny

I know that feeling.

Thanks Dirty Martini :)

Topic Word of The Day
Posted 05 Dec 2016 02:49

Languishing

Topic What is on your mind?
Posted 05 Dec 2016 02:45

Writing, writing and more writing. Hoping to crack a story but can't seem to get started.

Topic This or That
Posted 05 Dec 2016 02:37

Depends. Right now I'd choose alone.
I also don't like tea or coffee, Gill.

Sweet or savoury?

Topic Use One Word to Describe How You're Feeling
Posted 05 Dec 2016 02:15

Trepidatious

Topic A weekly poetry contest with no fee...first prize $100.00...
Posted 22 Nov 2016 15:07

Thank you for the link! Site seems a bit clunky but can't really complain seeing as entry is free. flower

I have entered my poem from here, Ebb & Flow.

Topic the end is the beginning
Posted 21 Sep 2016 23:15

Egregious

Topic Drop Letter - Add Letter
Posted 21 Sep 2016 23:14

Grasp - Spray

Topic Change One Letter
Posted 21 Sep 2016 23:13

stork - snort

Topic Favorite/Least favorite teacher
Posted 15 Sep 2016 08:53

I'm not sure I could pick a least favourite, possibly any of the math / science teachers I had the displeasure of frustrating with my inability to grasp concepts 😂. I actually feel really blessed I can't think of many that I had a particularly strong dislike for.

Favourites though, oh I could pick so many. Anyone that teaches with a real passion is what I loved.

My fourth grade teacher, Miss Surkitt, reinforced kindness and tolerance in me, taught me the importance of believing in myself and was a remarkably strong, courageous and resilient human in the eyes of my 8 year old self. I, hmmm, "buddied" a child with special needs for the whole year in her class, helped him keep up an stay focussed. He was an amazing kid. I also, long story short, ended up skipping a grade by administrative accident. The principal wanted to fix the error but I was keeping up with the work and she not only encouraged me but taught me the importance of self-belief. She ended up quite ill during the teaching year and ended up dying from adult leukaemia, yet she was the brightest, happiest person, always smiling, and loved, LOVED the kids in her class. I will never forget her.

High school my favourites were always my English teachers. I remember a Mrs. Wong and Mr Wallace in particular who taught English in year 11 and 12. They gave me the passion for English and were the reason I considered becoming an English teacher. I would still consider it and still love it, however found a different passion now. Mrs. Wong was also a librarian and she used to reserve new books that came in so I could read them first.

And now in tertiary education my least favourite is actually my favourite as well... and I think that's how you know you're in adult education. If she were primary/secondary teacher I would have resented her. But I suppose the thing is, she is not a teacher, she is a professional in an industry where she has the credibility to teach the next generation of those professionals. She has made me cry on numerous occasions, but she is a phenomenal teacher and I connect so well with the way she teaches course material, key concepts and demonstrates skill based learning. There are others who are plenty more friendly and lovely and really inject enthusiasm in you, but based on a purely teaching perspective, this lecturer is excellent.

Topic How many of you still write letters?
Posted 24 Aug 2016 17:58

I do. For the most part this is probably me exchanging sweet notes and little letters with my 8yo, but I do love to write. It feels good to put pen to paper, something that has become so foreign to many in this digital age. I also love stationery and and using good materials.

However, when I want to make a lasting impression or to really place a pause in someone's day, I give them something they can touch, feel and see me in. Letter writing and notes do that.

Email just can't compare to holding a letter in your hand that someone took time out of their day to write

These comments are exactly why I still like to write, as I too adore receiving handwritten letters, cards and notes that give you those feelings. There is something really special about it.

Topic Podcasts, Am I the only one who listens to them?
Posted 24 Aug 2016 17:23

I do on occasion, mostly to do with things that pop up relevant to my study / profession.
I would probably listen to more to more if I was more organised and less lazy with my technological 'literacy'.
I used to try and listen while I was at the gym, but got frustrated and went back to music pretty quickly haha.