Allow me to introduce myself. I am James Campbell – Educator, Learner, Connector and Design Thinker. I am also a husband, father, son, cousin, uncle, teacher, coach and a host of other things. I attempted to identify the four words that best describe me and how I am connected to others but could also describe me if I were to stand alone. In August of 2015, I shared with my co-workers my personal life mission: Assist 10,000 people in exploring and developing their Creative Confidence. Over the course of this school year, I feel I have made progress on this mission but I do not have the numbers to back it up. I have discovered my biggest gap exploring my Creative Confidence.
I tend to be an encourager as I try to inspire students to pursue their passion. I strive to help others share the best they have to offer. I give space and time (sometimes at my detriment) for others to gain creative confidence. What about me?
So it is now April and I am dealing with the closing of another school year and the mad rush to complete the many tasks that all teachers must accomplish. My dilemma: I do not just want to finish the year exhausted and My Bucket Empty. I need to fill my bucket and find my passion. I need to explore my creative confidence and strive to share my best. I need to share my story.
I am switching gears in my thinking. I plan to focus on identifying my passion. I hope to explore my creative confidence. I will seek and share my strengths and weakness. I will make myself vulnerable to criticism and feedback from the outside world.
If you are reading this initial post, I hope you will read others. Since I am not using Grammly and I write “fill” when I should “feel”. Please feel free to comment with edit recommendations. If you start noticing patterns and consistent behaviors, please point them out. If you identify strengths I should explore or weakness I need to conquer, please speak up. Hopefully my rambling will free you up to explore your own Creative Confidence, Pursue Your Passions and Share your Story. Thanks for reading.