Dream job when you were little / What is it now?
When I was little, I used to line my dolls up in rows around my room, set up my desk in the front and play teacher/teacher – every single day. I had a wild imagination and I genuinely thought I was a sophisticated teacher, standing in front of a classroom of scholars.
I made my own worksheets, stuck them in work books, marked them and even recording marks and attendance for each child. I knew each child by name and there they sat at each desk – I had diligent students and naughty ones, I took drama and music lessons and I even went outside and took sports lessons – to all my imaginary students.
This is what happens when you are an only child, your mom sleeps a lot of the time and you always dream of being a teacher! I never ever wanted to be anything else… Besides a mom (although back then I didn’t think that being a mom was a job!)
And what I am I doing now?
I am a qualified teacher, but stay-at-home-mom. Definitely living out my dreams.
After school, I wanted to be a teacher but I was nervous to study four years of a teaching degree and only be a teacher – what if I got into the classroom and I hated it? So I decided to study a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in English and Communications) and then decide if I wanted to do my Post Grad in Education so I could teach. And thats exactly what I did.
Unfortunately, I received my Post Grad whilst I was pregnant with SJ so I have never taught in a classroom full time but I had three months of teaching prac as well as a year of teaching locums in various grades – and I loved it. Who knows – maybe one day I will find myself back in the classroom but for now, I am loving being a mom to our little girls – teaching them in the best way that i can!
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