Growing up with three younger siblings, I naturally began paying attention to others and tended to nurture them. This innate tendency was recognized by others; one friend affectionately called me "mom," while another compared me to a grandmother figure. I've always taken such remarks as compliments, though I've been careful not to let my caring nature overextend into my friendships. Noticing people’s behavior and feelings has significantly enhanced my ability to understand others.
In college, an instructor observed my potential as a teacher. Initially uncertain, I later recognized that my life had been rich with educational experiences, and indeed, I had a natural talent for instruction. Sharing experiences, thoughts, and ideas with students and participants has always been fulfilling for me. My interest in education deepened significantly after becoming a mother and making informed choices about schools and educational environments for my daughter and myself, furthered by my exploration of various educational philosophies and systems.