After years of feeling as if I were spinning my wheels and being stuck in jobs that I just wasn’t quite happy with, I finally decided to start chasing the career that I wanted but didn’t think I could have… Or was just too afraid to go after.
I decided that it was finally time to work on becoming a teacher.
Thankfully, I have spent quite a bit of time in school, and have completed most of my core classes that are required… All that’s left is to start taking classes towards either an early childhood education degree or special education. I’m having mixed feelings about which one to go after.
In the meantime, I have started working at a school not too far from me as a paraprofessional. I am working with a kindergarten class, and to be honest, I am having the time of my life. The kids in the class love me, and I really love them too. I get to work with some really great teachers, and am already really learning a lot.
Another great thing is the fact that even though the school I am working at isn’t the same one that my kids go to, I am still home to put them on the bus every morning, and home in time to get them off the bus every afternoon. I no longer have to count on someone else to help my boys with their homework, I can do it. I’ll be home every day to cook supper. I’ll be able to bake cookies, cupcakes, and make other goodies for my kids… Because I will be home at night.
I know in January that my life will get a lot busier… I’ve been debating on whether or not I will take a full course load when I start back to school. I think I’m going to start with two classes, and then go up to three, and maybe four after a semester or two is under my belt.
I am excited. I am finally chasing my dreams. I am finally making a difference.