Today LawyEngineer and I had a really good conversation over GChat that made me like him even more. Or maybe I just chatted and he just tolerated it. He texted me at about 2pm simply asking if I use GChat. So he wanted to talk to me first! That was a good thing because I made such a big deal about me being the first one to contact him yesterday.
I feel like I did most of the chatting and he did most of the asking. I did make a comment on something he said about work but it seemed he didn’t or maybe couldn’t talk about it since he deals with law stuff. I kept thinking that I hope the same thing that happened with MrFourthofJuly won’t happen again. I mean in terms of going overboard with the written communication. Too much text and all my thoughts portrayed through technology. I don’t want him to fall for/get scared away because of my word vomit over technology. When LawyEngineer asked me about my work I went in a rant about students and college being intentional and leadership and identity and helicopter parents and blah blah blah. Oh sheesh! I ended up apologizing and telling him I was embarrassed for rambling about that.
This is the part I love…he totally buys into student development and said he thinks he would like to do my job! He said it sounds rewarding and that is one reason he wants to teach. He mentioned retiring early and becoming a professor. So hot I can’t even tell you. He ended that part of our conversation after I said students learn more from professors that actually care about the students’ development and not just knowing the material. He said…I completely agree…
After that I couldn’t talk anymore about it. I sat at the computer and smiled. Who is this guy? A smarty pants that WANTS to teach students and make a difference in people’s lives? Hmm. A very endearing quality. I wanted to kiss him in that moment after that conversation. I wonder how much of it was fluff or if he really enjoyed my ranting about student learning, agreed with most of it and found it interesting.
Also, my dad used to say he wanted to retire early and teach. I never really understood that until now that I’m older and learned to understand my father as I was going through college. He was actually writing a book about leadership and wanted to eventually teach on it. I’d like to think that even though I wasn’t an engineer like my dad, I am just as introspective, intelligent, and curious about the actions of others and believe I can make a difference by helping them understand themselves. I believe the teaching leadership part of my dad is really who he is and he just wasn’t able to fulfill his purpose until he started writing his book later in his life after he had provided for our family. I feel fortunate to have figured out I want this to be my purpose. Well sort of. I don’t know exactly what I want to do with my life yet but I think I’m on the right track in realizing I want this kind of reward.
Anyways. See. That’s an example of my written word vomit. Welcome to the brain of Serendipitous Love. Obviously not everyone likes this. I’ll find someone who does! Or maybe I should just stick to my blog so no one has to deal with my rambling!