Hello everyone my name is Natalie Mercado. I am a senior at The New York City College Of Technology. I am finishing up my bachelors in Human Services. Currently a full time educational assistant which is a fancy way of saying, Paraprofessional for the department of education. I work with children who have special needs. Teaching is my passion, and I truly enjoy working with kids. Making learning fun for them and providing a safe space. Always willing to help other in any way I can.
Last night I did some brainstorming on how I wanted to introduce myself. What was important to me. That I could share with others, in a way to explain the type of person I am. Woke up with the idea of balance. Since I am working and going to school at the same time like many others in my class. I know it can get overwhelming for us. I feel it is necessary to find ways to get organized, but also finding time for self care.
Self care for me can be the smallest to the biggest things we do on a day to day basis. Things we can control and others we can’t. Going for a simple walk outside or watching a little television at least one a day. Doing things you like to do for urself is not selfish. I also enjoy meditating with music to calm me after of before a long day. Spending time with family and friends has always been extremely important to myself. Balancing my life in order to achieve my goals