Friday, February 22

if you work really hard

i just love this quote from conan o'brien. seriously, i love it.

it is something i believe in wholeheartedly. hard work and being a good person. my parents did not raise my brother and i to follow a specific religion but they did always teach us to do the right thing. they taught us the value of a dollar and that if we wanted something, we had to work for it! i can remember washing the dishes after dinner time 5 nights a week and getting $2.50 for my piggy bank. those were the days.

but i still take any job i have very seriously and am always trying to do the best i can and figure out ways to improve even past that. my current job is no different. being a teacher is hard work and the beginning of this year has been tough. but hearing my students say, "teacher, this is my favorite class" lets me know that i must be doing something right. i am excited to see what other amazing things this year will bring. :)


With Arms Outstretched said...

this is also one of my favorite quotes of all time! i try to live by it as much as possible.

Kristin W said...

Great quote. And you really got me thinking. Deep down, I'm, so lazy. It's easy for me to get comfortable in my job (coincidently, I'm always trying to better myself when it comes to my hobbies) and stop working as hard. I really need to step up my game. Thanks for posting should probably be my mantra for the year :)

tiarenie said...

I also love this quote! I saw you over on From Here to There and thought I'd say hi! I'm also an American (from Chicago) living in Central-ish America (the DR). :)