|..,I am somewhere among those girls. some six+ years back:D|
The other day, I went to pick documents I should have collected six years ago from my alma mater
(Talk of professional procrastination).
Apart from a few the new uniform, buildings, machinery here and there, everything else was still as I'd left it.
The school girls still walked the same(that unsure walk, shuffling feet as if looking to have them dig into hell).
The teachers were the same..a few had since passed on, though, or moved to the next phase.
The secretary still wore the same auburn lipstick in quantities vast enough to paint a fresh coat over a studio apartment.
..and the principal was still revered by all and sundry
(..,met her punishing the prefects for not setting a good example to fellow students..lol). The only thing that had changed was the sign on her door which now read 'CHIEF principal', perhaps, her way of reinstating her authority and position in the highly placed institution she was running.
Made me think of a few things though;
Some teachers have been there since time immemorial and I couldn't help but wonder(no offense intended) if they were stagnated or just averse to the notion of progress.
I simply cannot comprehend why someone would want to do one thing, in one place, with the same people over such a long period of time.
Perhaps, I might get to understand it as I move up the ladder called life
(Why did whoever came up with this comparison liken life's journey to such a bland object with no continuity? I mean, a ladder can only be so long! Smh. Methinks life should ONLY be likened to a circle..with rings..you can move from one stage to another, however, as you progress..it reminds you of a stage you'd passed whether you progress or retrogress- life is cyclical)
I would like to be able to progress and do something different at every stage of my life
(...or at least the remaining ones i.e.
My worker bee thirties, youthful forties and the dreaded menopausal fifties before I resign to reading books in large fonts, knit booties for probable grandchildren(three will be enough..I can only knit so many booties) and drink coffee and other bad things to get rid of my teeth as my 60's and 70's approach!)
Is that possible in the working world or I'm I pulling my own leg?:D
However, looking at it from another angle, everyone loves a familiar face and id probably have felt lost if I didn't find teachers I knew.
Perhaps, these teachers(
and some workers as well..like the housekeeper Ms. Drusilla who has been there since my mother was a teething tot) simply loved their work. To them, school was a factory where they churned the best of products for the market and that, for them, was satisfaction enough. We all require some form of education/ training to get us to higher platforms in our careers. Some of the most successful people have had mentor-ship from teachers, formally or informally.
I have things I'm passionate about..everyone does. If, for example, you start a business selling fruit, say 3 mangoes. the following day or week, you should be able to increase that number or if not, at least be able to make juice or something(
the heck I'm I doing giving examples with mangoes)
I'm sure you get my drift..if you don't..oya see a doctor..You are not okay :p
My pics of the day:
This, today, will feature a few pics of some of my former school mates from my alma mater.
Literally scrounged the net for this..lol.
I loved this look she had on for work..her make up is nude and minimal(highly recommended for work) plus TOTALLY love the shoes:)
Meet Moe, the pilot and her cute lil boy..lovely combi. of grey and black with a touch of colour to the shoes:)
Meet Patricia..now officially 'the economist', Lovely dress for both day/night..dont you think:)
Meet Macy.. the tours/travel guru..looking fab and working it at the Mara
doing what she does best..ORGANIZE:)
Meet Nashipae..lovely lovely lovely!:)
...must scrounge and find some more..interesting task that was, btw:)