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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


Soo...then you teach? What kind of teacher? High school math? Kindergarten? Something somewhere in between?

14/9/07 15:03  

School's pretty much addictive, isn't it?

15/9/07 07:26  

Yay for school!

I've got 9 years down another 4 or so to go....

Teaching, wow. You could be in school for the rest of your working life... I'm a little jealous.

16/9/07 18:33  

hmmm, I think I'm a work person. I mean, learning is fun, and I don't mind class, but I don't like having to do research and study and remember what I learned. I'd rather just have a job and know what I'm doing and do it.

19/9/07 01:38  

I'm just excited that you used the word malcontent. Nice one.

26/9/07 20:51  

me thinks tis time for a new post.

2/10/07 12:33  

I am SO a school person. I totally know what you mean about teaching because you can't stay in school. I love teaching, and one of the things I love so much about teaching is that I'm always still learning. Then in the midst of teaching (or pretending to teach, as I do these days :-P), I dream about going back to school to have deep discussions about the symbolism of the dress color red in _Cry, the Beloved Country_ and other such delights. Go school! We could so talk for hours about this. :-)

8/10/07 23:40  

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