What’s in my bag – packing for a 10-day old

Gone are the days when I can simply grab my keys, wallet and phone, and head out the door with tiny shoulder bags. In the last three weeks, I had to bring my daughter to visit the pediatrician twice and also had my own medical review with my gynaecologist, and because I was taking her … Continue reading What’s in my bag – packing for a 10-day old

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Career: 3 Things I wish someone had told me in the beginning

The start of a career is always an exciting one; I remember the first time I stepped into a school: I had been young and naive, and very ready to make an impression. Looking back now, I felt like I was the epitome of Amy Santiago from Brooklyn Nine-NineĀ (Good show, by the way)-- eager to … Continue reading Career: 3 Things I wish someone had told me in the beginning

Career: The neglected self

In the education career, the idea of 'self-care' sounds somewhat indulgent. After all, we are expected and committed to serving others and to give to others. The notion of self-care, thus, conjures this concept of being selfish and may even points to one who is shirking one's responsibilities. Not only that, as educators, we tend … Continue reading Career: The neglected self