Passions and Peeves.
I remember correcting my father's grammar once as a child. That would've been okay, were it not that he was giving a presentation at school.
Of course I should have known then and there that I'd come to love correcting children and adults alike.
I left school early, at the age of 17. I was bored with learning, and wanted to work with my hands.
Not long after that also became a bore, and I went back to studying.
After a long career in Security and Government jobs I moved to Hong Kong, and found a teaching job.
I soon found out I wanted to put much energy in teaching, and this didn't always work out. I wanted to improve my skills, did some courses, and tried to teach as many different ages and levels as possible, in order to get optimal experience.
When I still found I missed something, I finally ended up studying up on Neuro-Linguistic Programming. This has greatly improved my skills as a teacher, storyteller, but also as a person.
I continuously try to improve myself, and one addition in class my students have seen lately, is a ukulele.
I studied Religious Philosophy, and continually take courses to improve on my skills and knowledge.
Lack of time is my biggest issue; as my passions include illustrating, writing poetry, playing music, reading, and now this new thing: Blogging.
Never stop learning, and try to make slight improvements at least weekly.