So, I majored in communications, followed by nursing, and then decided to quit school and work at a bank. All that to come back to the realization I have always known in my heart, “I am a teacher.” I knew this was my calling and that this job is so much more than the tiny paycheck and the missed praise. I knew I could make it something more.
After my big “aha” moment, I quickly finished my elementary education degree and have not looked back. I am amazed at the day-to-day difference. Seriously, this is not a desk job where every day is the same old, same old. These kids come in with real life problems and then conquer real life and content learning. I am always blown away by their resilience to keep learning. There are even days, where I walk away having learned just as much from them as they did from me, if not more.