April 15, 2012

7. What is your dream job, and why?

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.


Jenn @ PSP said...

Wow. It sounds like you are leaving such an impact! After what you shared about your past, I know this must mean a lot to you, and it definitely means a lot to them. I was an awkward middle-high school student and didn't get too close to most people in my grade, but I LOVED the teachers who were always open to talk.

Courtney B said...

Oh, this is SO sweet Autumn! It sounds like you are an amazing teacher! It really shows when you love your job.

Kels said...

It is great when you have a job where you feel like you make a difference in someone's life. Some days I really struggle with my job. I'm a RN in Labor and Delivery. It is emotionally, mentally and physically exhausting. But then I will get a patient and know that I helped them through something so painful, like the loss of a baby, and I know that no matter how I struggle God has a plan and perhaps compassion is my talent that he has blessed me with. Patience must be yours :)

If I could do something else? I would absolutely love to be a photographer! For now it is just a hobby that I am trying to learn and improve at!

Jenna said...

oh i love this post! i'm about to end my first year of teaching and i can agree with you: we really are changing lives. it is so rewarding!

by the way, you are my winner for my giveaway! i'm so happy for you! time to get to studyin' with free book money! :)

ginanorma said...

that is so SWEET what that student said to you, :o makes it ALL worth it!