For the second part of summer I taught a math camp. The purpose of this camp was to get the kid's math brain jump started. In an effort to keep it fun and educational we utilized iPads in our program. As a reward at the end of the day we allowed them to play a game called "Subway Surfers." I truly don't know how they play this game. They use their fingers to maneuver a character on, around, and through things collecting coins. Watching them jump, dive, and roll through the video game is amazing to me. They do this with such intent and skill. As I was driving to work today, avoiding the trucks, watching a truck speed through a red light, having traffic lights switch to blinking red with no warning, it reminded me of this video game. I felt like I was jumping, diving, and rolling all the way to work. Then it dawned on me that life is a bit like that too. We are always jumping, diving, and rolling our way through life trying to collect the coins. We don't always do it as skillfully as my students' characters do. Life seems harried and a bit overwhelming at times. I think it might be a good idea to pause once in a while to think about what our goal is and what we want to achieve. I hope to hit that pause button soon!
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A bit about me:
I am who I am thanks to God, my parents, my family, and my friends. My life is driven by faith. Oh, and I am a cancer survivor.