Monday, July 23, 2012

TAT: Dream/Actual Career







I knew from a young age that I wanted to be a teacher.  The age of students that I wanted to teach was ever changing but it was always a classroom.  Finally around 6th or 7th grade, after several AMAZING math teachers, I settled on high school math.  Then my oldest sister went to college to be a teacher.  Then my other older sister went to college to be a teacher.
 
I couldn't do what they were doing!  I was in high school at this point, taking all the math that I could (yep, nerd here).  Accounting - that would work!  Math, people, jobs.  I was going to be an accountant.  Nerdy me took AP Calculus (basically college calculus) which got me Calc I credit for college.
 
I went away to Miami University (in OHIO, the real Miami University, not the University of Miami).  And I enrolled into the college of business AND Calculus II (not a requirement for accounting majors).  Two weeks later, I was changing my major back to education.  It was and is my calling.  I could not deny it!
 
I am one of the lucky ones who LOVES what I do.  I teach high school math.  I work for a great school district that has great community and administrative support.  Yes, I complain every once in a while, but it is about the little stuff.  I get to be around kids every day.  I get to see their eyes light up when the understand something they have been working really hard on.  I work with great staff.  I get to laugh with my friends in between each class.  I get summers off (sorry had to throw that one in there)!
 
My dream job is my job!  I am lucky and happy and try not to complain!








This week's Toddle Along Tuesday topic is occupations! What do you do, or what did you do in your former life? Or what is your dream job? There are no rules here, except that you link up a relevant post (old or new) rather than your whole blog.



14 comments:

  1. That is great that you found your calling! My aunt was a math teacher until she retired and it was so neat having one in the family. I could always call her for math help or advice. :)

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    1. It is a little crazy to teach math - especially to high school kids but I love it!

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  2. That's an amazing story. I always wanted to be a teacher, but didn't follow my heart. Big mistake, I wish I had done what you did. So cool.

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    1. You could try to go back! Good luck!

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  3. It's so awesome that you found what you love!

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    1. Thanks! I hope that everyone can at some point!

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  4. High school math?! You're amazing! I can remember struggling in HS math but when you have the teachers who devote their time to you, it's nice.

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    1. Thanks! I'm a big nerd but I embrace it!

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  5. My Aunt was a math teacher...I always thought she was crazy! Glad there are people like you out there who love it :)

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    1. Teachers love it on the crazy train!!

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  6. That's so awesome that you knew what you wanted to do at such a young age and followed through! I think so many people struggle with figuring out "what they want to be when they grow up." It's such a gift to have a clear vision!

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    1. I know I am unique and how hard it is when you don't know what to do. I am blessed!!

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