So, here's the scoop:
Let's talk about careers, shall we? My first major in school was Interior Design (what?), then Business Management (BOR-ING), Marketing (I can't sell anything to anyone), Graphic Design (never even signed up for a course), and eventually Journalism. Talk about a girl who can't make up her mind! This has all been extremely frustrating for me and has pretty much landed me a job as an Administrative Assistant answering phones and vacuuming carpets. The office that I ended up in investigates severe cases of child sexual abuse. (Does this sound like a career in Interior Design, Management, Marketing, Graphic Design, OR Journalism?) No. I held on tight to this job thinking that I would eventually be promoted to Victim Advocate. Didn't happen. So, I decided to get back into school and go ahead and get a degree since NO ONE ON THE PLANET will hire me for anything other than answering phones. It all sounded wonderful until I remembered that I STILL have no idea what I want to be when I "grow up" <-- if that ever happens. I have wasted hundreds of hours on classes that are now meaningless (textiles 1010 for instance) and I refuse to waste any more of my (precious) time taking classes that could potentially be meaningless to a future degree. Let's also talk about the value of a degree, shall we? I won't mention any names, but E you know who I'm talking about.. I have SEVERAL, no let's make that DOZENS of friends with degrees - some with MASTER'S degrees - that are unemployed/working at Target/living with Mom right now because no one will hire them. How much is a degree really worth nowadays? Is it worth the 12 hours a week that I'm spending in a lab in front of a computer? Is it worth the 4 to 5 days that I go to work at 8 am and don't come home from school until 9 pm? Is it worth only seeing my daughter for approximately 16 hours a week??? 16 HOURS!! (And 1/4 of that time she is SLEEPING)
What I'm trying to say here is that I've reached a very crucial time in my life.
I am changing my major one FINAL time to... (drum roll please).... Teaching. There will be NO - I repeat - NO changing my major after this decision is made. I figure that the education system is already screwed up enough, how could hiring me make it any worse? Ha! It's time for me to stick with something and see it through to the end. If teaching doesn't make me happy, then honestly.. what will? Sure, I would love to lay around the house, make jewelry, bake unhealthy cakes, travel the country, and sing songs about freedom.. but I wouldn't be out there making a difference to society, and by-golly that is my obligation as an American Citizen! That sounded terribly cliche, but I believe that it is true. So, starting today you are reading the blog of a future teacher! (Don't cry)
I want some feedback here, for those of you who know me pretty well.. to teach or not to teach? That is the question.