Share Your World: Relaxation and Music

What’s your go-to for unwinding after a stressful event or day?

Each day that  I arrive home from work, I do the same thing: put on the kettle and grab my favourite read. My day is filled with the noise of chattering young children and when I get home I crave silence and some alone time. My own children know this and only ask me for help after I have relaxed for 30 minutes. I put my feet up on my bed and read while drinking a warm cup of tea. This has come to be one of my favourite times of the day. Twice a week I cook dinner early for my family and I head off to Zumba. Dancing is a great way to release the frustrations of the day and I wish that I could attend classes every day.

The plane you’re flying in is going to crash, no survivors.  If you had one song you could listen to before it happens, what would it be? 

This question is a difficult one as I love so many songs! Would I choose an old French classic (La Vie en Rose by Edith Piaf)?

Or another classic that I have always enjoyed dancing to (In the Mood by Glen Miller)?

Or a more modern classic (Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen)?

I guess it would depend on my mood. Or I would cheat and wish for a remix including all three songs 😀

What is one thing you’re really, really good at and not ashamed to admit it?  I worded that deliberately because aren’t we taught to be humble and not pushy about our achievements?  Celebrate your ability!

I know that I am good at my job. I have helped so many children, adolescents and young, come to enjoy their learning and celebrate their successes. I have come to realise – with the subtle help of my former principal – that I am especially good at helping young children who have no confidence in themselves and who have had difficulty in the past adjusting to the expectations of children in a structured school setting.

Would you rather lose all of your money and valuables or all of the pictures you have ever taken?

Memories are better than pictures, I have found. In the digital age we take so many pictures – and how often do we actually go and look at them? Money, on the other hand, is a necessary evil in our society. We need it to pay for our accommodation, to buy food and clothing, to purchase the things needed for our children. As for the valuables – those can easily be replaced.

What were you grateful for or something that made you smile during the past month?

This week I am definitely grateful for my shelter. We are onto our forth day of rain and wet and I joyfully enter my home at the end of every day.

NEWSYWbannerWhat would you answer to any of these questions?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2018

(This post is linked to Sparks, the new host of Cee’s Share Your World weekly challenge).

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