Saturday, June 19, 2010

The future is (finally) revealed

Blog Status: Ella is having a lazy saturday after an interesting night out with the girls

I finally have a decision about the future. Finally.

I've been waiting for this for weeks now, getting increasingly anxious because time seemed to be speeding up. I finally finished all my applications the beginning of May and blogged about it here but until now there was no end result.

I haven't gone into specific detail about my future plans on this blog, partially because until a few days ago i didn't have future plans, and partly because I wanted to keep it to myself. Even some of my closest friends were surprised by my decision.

I sort of know what inspired my decision, but when I explain that to all of you, I guarantee you will all think I'm a moron.

I've been saying for years that I want to be a teacher. More specifically, a professor. Meaning, I want to teach at the University level. This can be achieved one of two ways, a masters degree or teachers college.

People that know me know I'm not a kid person. I've never been crazy about babies, and the idea of a room full of little kids scares me. In the past I always wrote off the idea of Teachers College because I had no desire to actually teach "kids".

Here's where my moronic inspiration comes in:

At the beginning of May I flew to Washington D.C for a few days. Because the flight was only an hour and a bit, there was little point in starting a movie, so I flipped to the T.V Shows. I found Glee. I'd heard a lot about the show, and people seemed to be pretty crazy about it, but I'd never seen it.

About half way through the first episode, I was hooked! Better than that, I was intrigued. High School Teacher. The idea had never crossed my mind before hand, but all of a sudden the wheels in my head began turning.

Being a High School Teacher would allow me to only teach certain subjects (in this case History and Social Science) and it would be an ideal stepping-stone to one day advance to teaching at the post-secondary level.

I came back from Washington with the idea firmly planted in my mind. Problem was, I was already way past the application deadline for most schools. In the end I found *one* school that was still accepting applications for this coming september. I applied and began the waiting game.

As of last week, the wait is over - I got in! I can't even begin to tell you how happy and relieved I am.

As of September 2010, Miss Ella will officially be on her way to becoming a teacher.

Wow that's a sentence I never thought I'd say out loud.

4 comments:

  1. OMG, are we the same person!?! I JUST wrote about finally coming to the realization that I want to be a teacher, after a loooong time of lacking direction.

    CONGRATS, ELLA! I am so happy and excited for you. We can help motivate each other! xo

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  2. That's amazing news!!! So excited for you!! Good luck with it all and lots and lots of congrats!!

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