Thursday, September 05, 2013
When you are beyond dedicated to teaching and being successful at a job where careers are at stake, you may have a tendency to arrive early and stay later than the average employee. As a teacher, I know we don't get paid our worth, but I refuse to let my students down either because they haven't obtained the skills to be considered in the correct grade level or socially inept due to lack of home support-even a combination of both.
I have come to the frightening conclusion that I may have to switch professions after dedicating 16/17 years and desiring a different path. This is no passing fancy. I am ready to move on.
Today, the teacher I have tutorials with told me, with tears in her eyes, how awesome I am. Usually, this would make me refocus and re-connect with my passion.
That same passion has begun to flicker down like a candle on its last drop of wax. Now, I seek to better ME and do ME. I cherish the young minds I have helped to mold. Now it is time to sashay away with style, grace, and dignity. What other way would a lady exit the stage?
Until tomorrow my friends...