Like most kids, I’ve had dreams and hopes of what I wanted to be. The first thing I ever wanted to be was a teacher because I had some really great teachers. Later, I decided that I wanted to be a doctor, a surgeon, a veterinarian, an astronaut, a paleontologist, you name it.
I remember when I turned x-year-old, I knew that whatever I chose to do, whatever I ended up doing, I wanted to help people. My dad was a nurse and that’s what he did for a living. My mom was a homemaker and she did so much for my dad and I. I knew that I wouldn’t feel fulfilled and satisfied unless I was helping people too.
Fast forward some years, I go to college, get a degree in Communications, and start teaching online.
What I’ve discovered about myself is that I love being in the education field. I love being in school. If I had it my way, I would love to just stay in school and learn. If school wasn’t so darn expensive, then I would just opt to be a perpetual student. The thrill that I get from being in a classroom — rather online or in-classroom — is like no other.
I want to stay in the classroom setting, but would love to get paid for doing it of course. I could be a classroom teacher but I’d rather work one-on-one with students. I’d love to help high school students talk about college and their future. I’d love to help students who are having trouble with bullying or a bad grade. I’d love to just be there, a comforting presence for kids who are just trying to discover life.
I think I want to be a school counselor. I think that is the hard part. Deciding what you want to be, I mean.
The next part is deciding what graduate school to do. If you have any ideas, then please feel free to comment below.