Happiness is doing something for yourself purely for pleasure. Simple right? If there is one thing I have learnt doing this project, finding happiness every day is hard and happiness can be fleeting, but I love flowers on a sunny day and one of my daily joys is finding jasmine and identifying flowers growing in gardens on the walk to work.
Today I was in need of being uplifted and so I went in search of fields of wildflowers and poppies on Parliament hill.
Bumping into an Burlington Danes student that I took on a trip to Royal Holloway university and signposting them to get help with university choices at the excellent Clement James centre makes me happy. I like to help.
I have been thinking about what is missing from my work and I miss the personal connections I had with people but in particular with young people. I genuinely am interested in their thought’s, hopes and dreams. Guess that’s why I am applying to be a teacher!
I had a very nice chat with an old Rastaman called Trevor on my way out yesterday. We talked about patterns of migration in the Caribbean community and I asked him about what it was like to come to the UK in the 1970s. It was a nice exchange that brightened up my day. I’m not adverse to being called ‘princess’ regularly either. 🙂