About Me

Hello All!

My name is Lilian Kong Love (I know, I get a lot of jokes about my name, but I love it all the same).  I was born and raised in Roanoke, Virginia, and have lived in southwest Virginia all my life.  I am the middle child of three, I have an older brother and a younger sister.  My brother and parents are still in Roanoke, and my sister is in Northern Virginia with her husband.  I fell into teaching when I was a nanny to a wonderful little girl.  Watching her learn to do things on her own just amazed me!  I applied to the teaching program at Radford University; a couple of semesters later, I realized I had found my calling.

I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 4.0 GPA on May 9, 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies - Elementary Education with concentrations in English and Social Sciences.  I got my teaching license as well.  I went ahead an got my North Carolina license in March 2010 because jobs were so hard to find (They still are!).  I went ahead and got my master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction because I couldn't fin a job :(

However, after months of job searching, crying, and throwing tantrums, Stafford County decided to hire me in August 2010.  I am currently teaching fifth grade in SCPS.  I just finished my third year, and I love it!  There are days were I want to rip my hair out, but the pros outweigh the cons most of the time!

I do love my job in Stafford, but I do miss my friends and family in Blacksburg, especially my husband.  Mike is a doctorate student in Radford University's Counseling PsyD program.  He just finished his third year and has 2 more to go!  We recently celebrated our second year anniversary!  There are two more members of my immediate family; we have two of the sweetest, most precious dogs ever (I'm sure all dog owners think their dogs are the best, but I know mine are!).  Aster is a ten-year-old Beagle-Chow mix; Shelby is an eleven-year-old Border Collie mix of some sorts.  Mike and I adore them, and they know it!  They are essentially our "children."

I have plenty to keep myself busy, having a long distance relationship with Mike and the puppies for hours away, my school work, and my HOBBIES!  I have so many of them, that it's beginning to get out of hand.  My hobbies include knitting, cross-stitching, and reading.  I also consider myself an amateur photographer. And now I'm blogging!  I recently found out about blogs and websites that sell things teachers make!  So that has become another hobby of mine.  Feel free to check mine out!  It's on TpT.  Eventually, I want to write a kid's book as well!  That's a little about me!


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  2. I'm glad I discovered your blog! I can't wait to read more and learn from you. Also, I adore the design of your blog. :)


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