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You can't always get what you want? - October 24th 2010, 11:26 AM

I'm going to be a teacher. It's going to take 5 years at university, but I will be specialising in Philosophy and English.
I will be able to travel with it.
Mostly, I want to be a teacher that listens to her students. Because really, how flippin infuriating is it when they don't see you as people? Or not smart enough to have anything important to say? Or not old enough to feel seriously depressed?
I want them to tell me the best way to teach them, how they learn best, etc.
I want to teach that one class that you hate just a little less.

That sounds like great motivation, right? I mean, it's genuinely how I feel, but really, I don't think I will do any good.

You know what I want to be? A SWAT officer. A vigilante. A NAVY SEAL.
Haha. But I can't imagine ever being that fit. I mean, I've been part of a gym, gotten up at 5am and been at the doors before the place was even open. I worked hard, man. I am also uber un-co. I just didn't seem to get anywhere. I would love a life spent with my muscles burning, fast thinking a survival essential, never a minute without some kind of injury sustained in the line of duty. Guns hidden around my house, a knife under my pillow, sleeping in clothes and combat boots. I like the idea of a whip hidden in the back of my jacket, handle waiting for my hand. The end will be tipped with blades, of course. Haha.

I blame Matthew Reilly books. Scarecrow is awesome, I'm pretty jealous of his life. Haha.

But, that's all epic silly. So I am going to be a teacher. My life will be teaching students who don't care, who hate each other for shallow reasons, marking paper after paper at night, total routine in general. Ew.


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Re: You can't always get what you want? - October 24th 2010, 08:01 PM

I'm in a similar situation as you right now, on the road to becoming a teacher and doubting that it's really what I want. You know what I say? Why not be what you want! I'm continuing my studies on my current path while I explore the other options. No amount of education or work experience is ever a waste of time, but that doesn't mean you have to stick with it once you've started.

Personally, I'm currently giving serious thought to completing the engineering degree I've always wanted with the military and serving as an aeronautical engineering officer. Yes, I'll have to go through basic training and pass a physical fitness exam every year, and no I'm not at all prepared for that right now, but that's not going to stop me if I decide this is truly what I want to do. Yes I'll be running around doing 18 hour days all the time while I'm currently used to hitting the snooze button every morning when I've already slept for at least 7 hours, but that won't stop me either.

I'm going to adopt the lifestyle of a military cadet while I continue in my current job and studies for the next two years, and then just go for it, whether I've finished my current degree or not, and whether or not I'm scared about relocating to do it. To be honest, the scariest part of the process for me will be getting in.

If you'll be happy teaching, then teach. If you'd be happier doing something else, then do it. Chase your dreams. Just don't forget to take the experiences you can get along the way.


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Re: You can't always get what you want? - October 25th 2010, 06:27 AM

You're right! Life isn't that short, haha. And I would like teaching - but it's the travelling part that I am loving about it, it's also a secure career and good qualifications to have.
When I'm not a struggling student it will much easier to follow other paths if I want.
Hmm, thanks! Haha.


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