Hey there! I'm Linda! I was born and raised in Maine, spent the last 6 years in Portland, and now call the Boston area my home!
Most days you can find me playing on the floor with my daughter, writing love letters to my husband, and reading with a cup of tea!
I am mostly known for being able to find all the things my husband has lost, making as much food as I can from scratch, my obsession with chips and salsa, and my mad organization skills.
As most of you know, I did not go to school for photography. I went to school to be a science teacher! I was fortunate enough to land a part time teaching job at Portland High School in my own chemistry classroom. There were many pros to taking a part time position: it was in fact in my own classroom just three months after graduating with my degree; it allows me to continue working on my masters program with Capella University that I started over the summer; I was on the fence for quite a while about whether or not to teach right away or take a year off to pursue photography so it gives me the opportunity to decide if I want teach or not; and it still allows me to work on my photography business and I get health insurance 🙂
This experience so far has taught me so much about myself, and about education. I’m relieved to realize that I am in fact meant to be a teacher, and I still adore every second of it. It really pushes me to create that ideal classroom for myself and my students. Since teaching at this school, I’ve realized that if I can teach here, I can teach anywhere. The population of the school is so incredibly diverse, and we lack a lot of resources, as most schools do. This gives me the confidence that having a challenging first year will only help me in the long run 🙂 I hope to be able to continue teaching next year, but as a full time teacher.
It’s been interesting to experience the same amount of passion for science, teaching, and photography at the same time. Sometimes I think the universe is trying to see whether or not I can gracefully balance the two careers, while maintaining a life. Challenge accepted. 😀
Just a peek at my classroom (pardon the quality, it’s from my iPad!) 🙂
If you’re someone who has a lot of passions, don’t think you have to just choose one! You can do whatever you set your mind to! I am proof of that.
This is also my first post I’ve made on my iPad!
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