Then I graduated and couldn't find a job. I worked as a substitute teacher for a long while before deciding to get a second teaching license so I could find a job. I talked to the principal in my building about teaching Special Education when he suggested I get a reading degree.
Flash forward four years and I am an intervention reading teacher. This is my second year in 6th grade. Did I mention that I only ever wanted to teach high school?
However I've discovered that I really enjoy my job. Sure there are parts that are challenging. There are parts that I don't enjoy as much. But I love seeing these kids start to take on discovering who they will be. Learning to be good people, members of society, strong stewards and responsible citizens.
I love asking a student what they like, then walking into the library and finding a book that they might enjoy. I love when a student who doesn't like to read, comes up to me before class to tell me they finished a book.
Where my career will go next I have no idea. I'm still not tenured but am hopeful I'll stick around my current position and building for awhile.
Today I sit thinking about where my life is going, where it's turned. And am surprised at the bends in the river I never saw coming. I'm anxious to see where it goes next. And am hopeful that it is all good things.