All About Jess
Jess Smith's Personal Reflection
"Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle." Christian D. Larson
After I graduated high school and transitioned into college, I got to the point where I didn't really like physical activity. I believe that my family had a huge impact on me. My dad doesn't enjoy physical activity. Instead of simply choosing to live a healthy lifestyle, he jumps from diet to diet, and goes from period with little or no physical activity to short bursts of periods with a lot of physical activity. My mom's not very big on physical activity either, so my brothers and I were never raised with the example of regular physical activity.
I run for those who can't...
But when I began working with the adults with special needs, I realized how much I took for granted. How much we all take for granted. I realized that I am so blessed to be able to do so many things that I don't take advantage of. So I started running for myself, but also for those that aren't able to run. It was always the little things that would motivate me to run: the beautiful sky, the open countryside off the gravel roads, or just thinking about how so many people don't have that same opportunity.
Interest and Getting Involved...
I have only heard great things about this class, and I am extremely excited to learn more so that I am able to apply it to my own classroom and students sometime in the future. I want to participate as much as I can, learn as much as I can, and take the great examples that we are bound to learn from this class and be able to apply them in the future! I just want to be able to make a positive impact on my students' lives and help them to learn while having fun and staying healthy.