White sand beach

Up next: me enjoying a refreshing iced matcha or a big glass of orange juice while surrounded by the beauty of a North American paradise. Growing up by the Mediterranean Sea from day zero to my twenties in Le Lavandou, I’ve begun to miss those tranquil waters and sandy beaches more and more in my daily routine. As I’ve explained before, I’ve been traveling professionally or personally across three countries (Canada, the United States, France), two of which are vast—and I have now found in my organization some sort of stability and new luxury that I would like to bring closer to a touristic scenery similar to the one I am accustomed to, with the likes of my better half too. I’d love to convey that I’m gradually embracing the journey to motherhood (which encompasses shaping my mindset, thoroughly educating myself, and considering money aspects), envisioning our future bundle of joy thriving in this kind of environment, whether on a full-time or part-time basis. Furthermore, I eagerly anticipate the moment when I can proudly declare, ‘I have been living in [PLACE] beach resort for ages’ once again. While I’m hitting pause on this blog, my intention is to make a triumphant return in a few years with financial ease, wise determination, and steady happiness. And when the stars align, I may even be sharing the journey of living out one of my dreams – creating joyful memories with my family on a breathtaking white-sand beach. To 2024 and beyond!

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  • So true. Students are trained to remember rather than understand things that would be of great help to them. They are made to cram a lot of information in a very short time span and release it in the exam hall but what happens after that? Good grades and then what next? I think it’s time we look at this thing differently and seek a change.

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  • Me too. I wish school was more about teaching students to find the best path for themselves! I finished school not long and honestly, I do not even know where to begin because I was seriously studying in school mostly to pass exams as the pressure is very high to do that. Now I’m done but not all that proud of myself right now because I can’t really put all I’ve learned into practice and so I’m always looking lost and it is really hurting bad!

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    • I was writing to someone else that she updated her blog article, and now she’s just informed us that she misses tranquil waters and sandy beaches.

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      • Certainly, thanks! I didn’t like the older post anymore; perhaps because my understanding of English has deepened more than ever. Regardless, I’m definitely in favor of education, and I do miss the sea! Wishing everyone who takes the time to keep up with this blog a fantastic rest of the year. This post was meant to be published on January 1st, hence, let me fix that, lol.

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  • Yes, students’ skills and natural abilities vary widely and flexibility would definitely help students get closer to their full potential if we look at it from a more positive angle. Forget organizational reasons or whatever, why would I be in a class with my mates when I’m not entirely measuring up? This is a serious flaw and the earlier we look into it, the better for us all. The pressure is quite high on those who are struggling to get things right in other not to be left behind. But I think allowing students to figure themselves out without age pressure would definitely go a long way.

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    • It seems like she updated this blog article. She doesn’t discuss school in general (it was a major news back then), but now focuses on her personal desire to be closer to the beach (the article is heartwarming, and she is delightful).

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    • Read again, she gave some updates! ㋡

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  • Well it’s not entirely nice how students are moulded to conform to the boundaries of the system no matter what it takes them. To me, making students push all their efforts into fitting in with how the system operates is not totally nice because from what I have seen it is pathetic and just sad. I just hope things will change with time.

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  • I am going to say that this has been a long time thinking on my mind and even though we do not expect an overnight change, we can still hope that things would get better. But the kind of students churned out of school now are just below expectations because of how the system has affected them in a way or another. But I’m glad that with time they always readjust to the reality of life and try to get things done gradually the right way.

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  • Just sad how students forget about the real purpose of the knowledge they are receiving. A lot of them are just after how they would keep up their high grades and not caring what would become of them in the nearest future. If we can make a change in this aspect and ensure that students are not just pressured into getting good grades but also taught, encouraged and allowed to maximize their full potentials so they won’t be entirely lost after the whole time they spend in school.

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  • I quite agree with you that exams make students think that they should just study to achieve high grades, rather than to learn and think for themselves. It’s just sad how fresh graduates who come seeking for jobs in my company do not really know how to think on their feet and always prefer to have everything given to them and the process entirely thought out for them to work on. I think an entire overhaul of the education system will be a good start.

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  • You just took this right out of my mind Mylene! I have two kids in school and the way things are going with them I fear that things would get to a point we can’t directly help them anymore. I wish the right people would read this too.

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    • Thank you for your feedback! I appreciate your perspective, Juliet. I removed the initial article for various reasons, one being that I felt the importance of acknowledging the role of the education system in shaping well-rounded individuals was missing. I firmly believe that education lays the foundation until individuals discover their passions, ultimately guiding them to a fulfilling career. Let’s remain optimistic about positive changes and enhanced support for the kids’ educational journey!

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