Aug 10, 2009

Still kickin'

It has been 2 months since I received my teaching credential (YAY)! Now let me tell you, somewhere around January, we aspiring teachers were hit with the hard realization that we would not be getting jobs this upcoming year. When you're halfway through a grueling program, hearing those words don't really provide you with the FIRE you need to power through. You could see people fading away...

It's tough. It's tough knowing that once you finish, there's no definite light at the end. But then you realize that that's life. How often do things ever go according to plan anyway? You joke about it. You come to terms with it. And then...

You decide what you really want. Some people continue on to get their masters. Some go back to their accounting jobs. Some sub and keep their eyes open for any rare opportunities to arise. But this is when people take some good time to think about whether or not they want to stick with this.

My plan for the upcoming year hasn't been set in stone, but long term, I know exactly where I'm headed.


1 comment:

Mr. D said...

I'm sorry to hear about the job stuff. I am taking some time off from teaching myself. The other day, someone emailed me a story from Time Out New York about alternative jobs for teachers that you or your colleagues may find interesting: