I am constantly amazed at how our crafting industry is filled with so many wonderful people. Inspiring, kind-hearted, talented people. So much inspiration.
This week, my friends at My Favorite Things are celebrating this awesome inspiration with a celebration called Inspired By…
I love this idea! Each day will focus on different topic:
- May 11 – Tell us about an Inspirational Teacher You Once Had
- May 12 – Tell us your Favorite Inspirational Quote
- May 13 – Tell us about an Inspirational Coach or Mentor You Once Had
- May 14 – What Historical Figure Inspires You and Why?
- May 15 – What Artist Inspires You and Why?
For more information, visit the MFT blog – they will have prizes, too.
So today’s topic is about an “inspirational teacher.” Believe it or not, my most inspiring teacher was my high school calculus teacher. (Yep – before my crafting days, I was a math geek!) Mr. Watson encouraged us to work hard and be kind. This message really inspired me and is something I try my best to live by every day.
Mr. Watson’s encouragement and kindness inspired me tremendously. I ended up going to college and majoring in mechanical engineering. And I worked *really* hard. I studied a lot and had to put in more effort then most. I was really good at math, but the engineering stuff didn’t come naturally. But I put in the work, graduated with all A’s, and got a great job. I worked as an engineer for 5 years before I quit to work in the craft industry. And although I don’t use the math that Mr. Watson taught me, I still live by his most important lesson – work hard and be kind.
I would love to hear – who inspired you to do what you love? Please share in the comments below.
See you soon!