New Title, New Viewpoint

Look who’s back! I’ve been so busy at work and I finally had a break this week! So of course I wanted to liven back up the blog! Speaking of work…

I work at a school in Dallas where I currently do data entry type stuff, entering student data into our school database and working with stakeholders to analyze the data. I like it, I value perfection and it allowed me to have perfection with my data. I have done this for more than 5 years and I’ve really liked it.

During those 5 years, I formed a Folklorico Club with scholars, this is my third year with the club and it keeps me the most busy. This year we even walked the Cinco de Mayo parade. It has been a true joy to do that, when I was in Kinder I walked the same parade many years ago. It brought back so much feelings of nostalgia and joy. This year I also started a Kind Club with the 5th grade girls in my school, showing them girl empowerment and how to be Kind to each other.

It got me re-thinking what I’m doing at work. I realized my goals had changed. I realized that I want to improve my community. That I want to continue in this path of showing my city with it’s constant changes that it comes down to the people.

When I grew up all of the office staff at my schools didn’t speak Spanish, so we had to translate for my mom constantly, even though the primary demographic of my school was Hispanic. I’m ready to step into those shoes and fill the gap between parents and schools.

That let me to switch roles at work, and I went from data entry to helping to create a culture in my school and by doing that creating a new culture in my community.

This and lots of prayer led me to my job transfer.

Dear, dear Corinthians, I can’t tell you how much I long for you to enter this wide-open, spacious life. We didn’t fence you in. The smallness you feel comes from within you. Your lives aren’t small, but you’re living them in a small way. I’m speaking as plainly as I can and with great affection. Open up your lives. Live openly and expansively!”
‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭6:11-13‬ ‭MSG‬‬
Wish me luck as I try to tackle community engagement and enrollment in my school. This job will not be easy for me since I will have to work with people, parents mostly.
Peace & Love
Ana Maggie

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