Sunday, September 23, 2012

SOC: How Did You Chose?

Once upon a time there was a little girl who had a lot of curl and loved little kids. She was OBSESSED with babies. She had plans to move into the White House and adopt 81 children. She grew up playing school with her dolls, her little brother and anyone else she could coerce into playing.   This girl begged her teachers for extra worksheets, Instructor magazines and all things school related. She started to grow up and she LOVED babysitting. She watched other people's children every chance she got. 

She also loved to write. She was the editor of her school paper. She wavered between journalism and teaching. She was indecisive and too young to be making those kinds of choices. She went away to journalism school because that is what she thought people expected her to do. As she strolled across campus she would look longingly at the lab preschool. 

Many sad things happened that last year but she was <this close> to graduating and realized that's not what she wanted to do. So she quit school and moved back to her hometown. She worked some random jobs and took a few business classes at the technical school. The girl was miserable. She went back to college and tried to finish her journalism degree. But she was still miserable. She quit again because she was tired of wasting time and money.

She got a job. She loved it. She couldn't believe she was getting paid to work with young children. Then she got a different job working with low-income, at-risk preschoolers. This is where she belonged. She went back to school and became a teacher.

This was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…
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  • Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. No proofreading or spellchecking. This is writing in the raw.
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Anna Hettick said...

So glad "the girl" followed her dreams after all! =)

Stopping by from Jana's.

Erin O'Riordan said...

I had my turn at working with children, and I really liked it, but I like being a freelance editor even more.

jana said...

The girl found her dream. Love this story!

Kenya G. Johnson said...

Awwww goosebumps from my head to my toes! I seriously could not shave my legs right now :-D - LOVED THIS.

Jamie Miles said...

Cool. We all do find our way eventually. I hope that everything we do -- though not our true love -- adds into helping us fulfill our destiny.

Unknown said...

Wandered by from SOCS ...

Love your story - how you ended up where 'you belong' - my congrats on finding what you are meant to do.

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