Blogtober14: Dream job when you were little/What is it now?

02 Oct 2014|

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!

What was your dream job when you were little? And what are you doing now? Don’t forget to join in ‘blogging every day in October’ with Taylor and Helene.
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0 Comments

  1. Aaah, I always dreamed of being a teacher too and made my brother worksheets to answer and marked them in bright red pens. Fun times. Now I'm in Insurance. Who'd of thought ha ha

  2. A part of me wanted to be a teacher, or a lecturer at least. I love sharing knowledge and teaching people. Now I don't think I'll have the patience!

  3. I can't say I have ever wanted to be a teacher. I don't have nearly enough patience! I think it's great that you actually studied what you had always imagined you would.

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