When I was in Kindergarten, I LOOOVED school. I decided then and there (probably that very first day,)I would someday be a teacher. Because I come from a family of storytellers, poets, and songwriters - learning has always been a creative and fun experience for me (except for Algebra, I can't get those years back!)
After high school, I went to college with big dreams of being a music educator - until I saw all the other people in the music field and how well they DIDN'T treat each other. I didn't think I was egotistical enough to make it in that field. (Granted, I know MANY good music educators who do NOT fit this mold . . . but I don't think they were in school the same time I was!)
I decided to switch to Elementary Education. I was very excited about that -- until the first lab class where we had to teach a small group of fourth graders. Those kids TERRIFIED me. I couldn't believe how they treated their teacher, me, and each other. I was very disillusioned. I eventually dropped out of college and went back home.
After a few years of growing up and getting an education from the world - I went back and finished my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Humanities. Now, here is the problem . . . what do I do with that???
I'm sharing a video here (fan-made on YouTube by vinzbee) from the hit broadway musical Avenue Q that talks about this situation in a hysterical way. (the rest of the songs are hysterical too, if you have a sick sense of humor, like I do.)
I'm not the only one who found out that having a BA in Liberal Arts doesn't help in the job search - and why I decided to get a Masters in Business Communications!
So the point of this post is that I finally get to live my lifelong dream and teach some online classes in the fall. I am very excited and scared all at the same time.
What lifelong dream have you fulfilled? What dreams do you still want to accomplish?
I hope you are having a great Wednesday!