Never stop dreaming

Day 1:


I moved out West to make a new life for myself, I have never felt like I belonged in the Hampton’s. My heart just yearned for a different adventure than the one I was born in. I am a dreamer, and once I set my mind on something, I take action. My dream was always to be a teacher, but not a teacher to students who have a lot of money. I want to be more than a teacher, I want to mentor students and inspire them to want to learn. My sisters and I have always been different, Rebecca wants to marry a constable she loves living on the wild side and she’s not a worrier, so it makes sense. Katherine wants to marry a duke, earn all her riches through him and live in a beautiful estate. Thats not the life I chose for myself, I set out west to pursue my teaching dream.

I had finally made it, Saint Valley. It was beautiful, the way the children ran with laughter, mothers got together and talked for supper. Husbands walked together to the coal mines to feed their families.



Life in the valley was slower, it was nothing like the Hampton’s where everything went fast. It was either fast pace or nothing, people dressed to impress and I had always felt like that was not me. In the valley women dressed beautifully, and simple. Plain colors, with beautiful skirts and blouses. When I first stepped in, people looked at me like I was a princess.

?When Calls the Heart? tells the captivating story of Elizabeth Thatcher, a young teacher accustomed to her high society life, who receives her first classroom assignment in Coal Valley, a small coalmining town where life is simple, but often fraught with challenges. Abigail Stanton, a wife and mother whose husband, the foreman of the mine, along with a dozen other miners, has just been killed in an explosion. The newly widowed women find their faith is tested when they must go to work in the mines to keep a roof over their heads. Elizabeth charms most everyone in Coal Valley, except Constable Jack Thornton who believes Thatcher?s wealthy father has doomed the lawman?s career by insisting he be assigned in town to protect the shipping magnate?s daughter. Set against the wild canvas of a 19th century coal town, Elizabeth will have to learn the ways of the frontier if she wishes to thrive in the rural west on her own. Photo: Left to Right: Emily Perkins, Chelah Horsdal, Erin Krakow, Lori Loughlin, Johannah Newmarch

As soon as I stepped out of the stagecoach a sweet man caught my eye. He was wearing red, it seems as though he was a big deal. A woman named Monica comes up to me and mentions that he is a constable. A man of danger, the constable comes up to me and tells me his name is Adam. But boy is he dreamy.when-calls-the-heart-daniel-e1399224603801

Day 2:

My first day on the job was today, the kids treated very well, they laughed at me (or maybe with me?). There is something sweet about these children, they all seem to have some sort of hope. Some believe they are not as smart as they are. But thats why I took on this job, to inspire children to want to learn and feel loved. Sometimes I feel like these children don’t get enough love. As far as the constable, well only time will tell. We keep running into each other and making small talk. We shall see where the world takes us whether its apart or to each other. As far as the future, only God knows what is coming next, I don’t know where my next adventure will be, but I know I want it to be somewhere warm. Somewhere were the sun is shining and there is no worries. Somewhere like

All I know is that I am very happy with the valley, I feel as though I am at home. I know I’ll be staying for a while, the children are the ones who inspire me. They always will be, and again tomorrow is a new adventure but until then I will write tomorrow!

Assignments: For the final I used Web, Audio, Writing and Animation to put my final project together. Enjoy and Happy Summer!

Author: Maria

Hi and Welcome to my blog! My name is Maria, and I am a Senior at the University of Mary Washington (studying Geography). I love traveling and being outdoors, my dream is to visit every country in the world. After graduation I hope to work for a non-profit that ministers to children.

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