Human trafficking exists and is a real problem in America and in other places around the world. People are being treated as animals, bought and sold, used for sex trade, tortured and murdered for pleasure. Please join me in stopping this horrific crime today.
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Part way through the first semester, the workload has set in, for both my students and for me, as a student. Many of my students are now feeling the pressure and stress of the workload of the first semester. Some are falling behind, some are struggling, some are barely making it and a few are actually excelling. But it is this time of the academic year where we all experience and encounter the challenges of a school year. It is also at this time that we begin to embrace the challenges, meet the deadlines, accomplish the work and begin to really learn and excel.
As a student, taking classes, I am learning the same thing about myself as my students travel this similar path of discovery. I have deadlines as a teacher and a student, assignments to accomplish, reports to write, material to present, and even homework myself to do! But as my students embrace the challenge, so do I and I enjoy it, welcome it and hopefully, as some of my students are doing, succeed and excel in my education.
I am very grateful for my life and I love the way I live it. But to keep my creative juices flowing, to expand my soul and increase my intellect, I am constantly looking for new challenges, inspirations and adventures. I find that a challenge causes me not only to push myself further, but teaches me new things and puts me under pressure to perform. I love to be under pressure and to perform and I am at my best when I am doing just that. A new challenge also keeps me from becoming complacent.
Not only as a globally published novelist, but also as a world traveler and a man of many talents, I am always looking for new inspirations as well. Inspirations come in many forms in my life, from visiting a new place, to meeting new people, finding a new restaurant, to seeing a landscape for the first time or seeing a film where people are living on an inspiration and striving to be part of something bigger than themselves. This makes me put myself on the line and reach out in a new endeavor or inspires me to write about something even more meaningful.
And finally, adventure has always been something that tugs at the very essence of my being. Whether it is a trip to a new place, or a trip to a place I’ve visiting before but has always inspired me, I am up for the experience. Even a new relationship can be an adventure that draws me in and makes me soar to new heights. I will always live for a new challenge, inspiration and adventure and I hope you will too!
Words and photo copyright 2014 by Eddie Edwards.