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Friday, September 14, 2007

I'm Going Back To School

Ok, so most of you know this already, but I'm all the sudden really excited about it. I think it's just because it's fall and because I've started tutoring again (tutoring always gets me in the mood to be in school). The problem is, I don't start until April. April is a long time from now. But I've been thinking about this lately, because I've been stressed out about work a lot. Brian thinks it's just because I don't really have anything else to be stressed about and I'm the kind of person who tends to be stressed out whether or not I have a reason to be. So, being a bit of a "stress ball", when I don't really have a whole lot to worry about, I take it out on the most worrisome thing in my life - which in this case, is work. So (sorry for the tangent, back on track now), I've been stressed at work lately, so I've been thinking back over the last zillion jobs that I've had (I've worked all my life), and the few I've had since I got out of college. And I've decided that there are two kinds of people in this world: those who prefer school, and those who prefer to work. I am becoming more and more convinced that I'm a school person. I think that's why teaching appeals to me so much. It's because if I can't be going to a school, at least I'd be in a school. I don't know why this is. (I'm kind of just rambling.) Anyway, I like the job I have now. Besides being periodically stressful (which I think that's the nature of jobs in general), it's a good job, and much more often than not, I'm allowed to put it away and not to worry about it once I've left (which is more than one can usually ask for in a job). So, I don't want to complain, really, I think I'm just saying, for the record, that I'm excited to be back in school. I'm not really doing anything significant in school. I'm just getting my teaching certificate (it's even a pretty short program), but I'm pretty pumped anyway. Maybe I'm a career malcontent. That may be more likely than I care to admit. Since I've been working since before (long before - actually) I was 16 (one of the joys of having a self-employed dad), I feel like I've had about a thousand different jobs, with a thousand different bosses, in a thousand different industries. Which, now that I've written that sentence I don't remember what I was getting at. But, I've done a lot of different things, and all of them (even the ones I've liked a lot) remind me that we all earn our money by "the sweat of our brow." So, yeah, all that babble to announce that I'm going back to school, I'm looking forward to it, I start in April, and I'll be in the Transition to Teaching program. There, I've said it. Now I'm done.
posted by Julie at 1:01 PM 7 comments