I love working with children and being a teacher, however, I would love to have the option of working part-time.
I love being something stable in my student's lives. I love knowing that when my middle school students have a bad day they come in and eat lunch with me to talk. I love when my elementary students give me hugs when I worked really hard on a lesson and they really got it.
I have learned so much about children and the type of parent I want to be and the kind I do not want to be. I have been able to discuss with my husband how we can prepare our children for different situations because I am more aware of them. I know that anything I learn at school or by being in school will benefit our family.
Teaching is the hardest thing I have done. I have struggled this year, but I have progressed so much in a trial by fire situation. I spent the majority of college being in complete denial about wanting to be a teacher thinking it wouldn't make an impact on the world.
A few weeks ago, one of my students said: "I began reading my scriptures since I know how to read now." I realized what I do is really important.