Teaching is my Calling
Since I was a little girl I always knew that I wanted to be a teacher. I went through my phases of other possible career paths. However, my desire always went back to teaching. Something about teaching is that you are never going to know if it is the right career path until you actually begin your career. I started teaching when I first started going to Uganda but it was only a couple months at a time. Then of course with my job at STAR but again it was different. I couldn’t fully say that teaching was the right career path for me until joining the Peace Corps and teaching my pupils all day every day.
Teaching is definitely hard and time consuming. Your job is never over. You teach all day, go home and mark or lesson plan, and you sit on Pinterest trying to find new and creative ways to spice up your lessons. I wouldn’t have it any other way though. I honestly love lesson planning, and I mean who doesn’t love sitting on Pinterest. I am not a huge fan of marking though. It’s tedious and just a bit boring but it has to get done, so I turn on my TV, put on my favorite show or movie and I just mark away and hope that it will be over soon.
I will be honest that some days are hard and I don’t want to go and teach because the day before my kids were misbehaving or something, however going to school and seeing my students always calms me and brings me the most joy. The reason that I know that teaching is for me, is because even on my worst days I go home with a joy and passion that I couldn’t get anywhere else. My hardest days teaching are better than my best days doing anything else because this is what I do.
I mean who wouldn’t love a job where you get to sing, dance, and educate our future. You get to make a fool out of yourself and have the time of your life while building up the next generation. The people who are going to one day rule our world. That is the best part of my job. I have discovered the more you create a fun atmosphere the more your students learn, so basically the more fun you have the better your students will learn.
Don’t know if any of this had made sense. I guess it’s just my ramblings on why teaching is for me. It’s something that brings me joy and makes me feel like I am doing something to change the world, and that has always been one of my greatest desires. Now, listen up. Find a career that you love, that way you won’t work a day in your life. Find something that brings you passion and joy it will be better for you and everyone around you as well. Think about what you love and go after that. Don’t settle for anything but what is best for you. I promise you, you won’t regret it.