A lot has happened this past year.
I lost my medical. AGAIN.
My husband and I bought a house. FIRST TIME!
We had a baby. THE FIRST!
We’re learning all the ins and outs of owning a 60-year-old home. ONGOING.
We’re dealing with job insecurity. COMES-WITH-THE-AIRLINE PILOT-TERRITORY.
It has been a heck of year, stressful would be to say the least. But I’m not here to complain. I’ve decided this blog needs a little bit more. I’ve found it hard to stay motivated to write through it all. I was writing the other night when I realized I was missing something. I think I’m missing the personal aspect. What good am I doing writing something when you know NOTHING of the person writing it?
The best student-instructor relationships I’ve had (both as a student and as an instructor) have also been the ones that were meaningful on a personal level. I knew more about them, they knew more about me. We didn’t have to be close friends, but having a better understanding of each other is always beneficial. It’s easier to teach someone when you know how they tick, what motivates them, what they are struggling through RIGHT NOW, what can they handle. The same goes in reverse. It’s easier to respect someone, for example your instructor, when you know where they’ve been, where they’re going, where they want to be.
Any thoughts? Do you agree or disagree?
Up in the Air