I knew since I was a little girl that I wanted to be a school teacher. Probably since 1st grade, maybe sooner. I remember playing teacher with my little sister and neighbor friends, I even enjoyed coming up with basic lesson plans before I knew what they were called.
I knew I was going to go to college and become an elementary school teacher. There wasn’t going to be years wasted and money wasted on useless classes while I meandered around my late teens and early 20’s figuring out what I wanted to do with my life. I knew. I even got a head start taking college classes my senior year of high school. I didn’t even go to my high school my senior year.
Why am I writing this? Because I’m sitting at home with my 3rd baby, rocking her to sleep, not teaching a classroom full of students, with an integrated studies degree that I have no idea what to do with.
I know you’re asking, but wait, what about elementary education classes? I did. All of my college classes are elementary Ed. But I was one of the many lucky students who tried to pass a state mandated test and failed because they made it ridiculously difficult for a tested period of time and couldn’t afford to keep failing until they made it easier again so I left years of college with a degree that I don’t know what to do with.
I’m also baiting my time for my last baby to go to kindergarten so I can find a meaningful career with career pay. What job will that be? I have no idea. I know I enjoy advocating for special needs people, I like teaching and being a part of training others how to help and support the special needs community. But after going to college on and off between having babies… I don’t know if I could go back.
If you have ideas, throw them at me, I’m open!
I am officially a children’s book author now, and that is dang freak’n exciting! But I just feel like there is more I could do ya know?
Anyways, that’s where my mind wanders when I’m rocking my beautiful babies—-> I’m grateful—-> I’ve been blessed—-> I love my little family—-> what am I doing with my life for me??
Any ideas let me know 😉 and don’t forget to like and share so others can send me ideas too 😜