We get out at 2:30 in the afternoon.
We have 2 months off from school for summer vacation
on top of other vacations during the school year.
We get to do fun things with the kids.
If only people knew,
it is much more complicated than that.
I do get out of work at 2:30,
but I go home and plan for the next day,
or prepare things to do with the kids,
like cutting shapes out of construction paper for their arts and crafts project.
I’m in a room full of 5 and 6 year-olds
for 6 hours.
I’m switching from angry, to happy, to frustrated within the 6 hours
of the different personalities
in the class.
It is quite emotionally draining.
When I’m out,
I’m buying items for the kids
or my classroom
most of the time.
During the summer,
you’re still buying items for your classroom
because you don’t want to spend too much money in one shot.
we are constantly
about the kids.
It is hard to keep up with
or anything else on Nickelodeon
is my research and development.
was the last day of school.
At the end of every year,
I always think about
how the year went
and what I can do better
and new for the
next school year.
I always want to do at least one new thing
This year it was bear hug time,
which the kids loved.
for the end of the school year
aren’t like my usual.
are more focused
This year was a rough one,
so rough that it made me second guess my decision of becoming a
My class was amazing,
and that’s what fueled me to get through,
reminding me of
I became a teacher in the first place.
I enjoy showing these kids
that they can do
they put their mind to.
When you were little,
what did you want to be when you grew up?
Did you pretend to be it every day?
What were your expectations of your life?
It’s funny that when you
and pictured it,
there were no problems
attached to it.
Now that you’re living it,
is it how you imagined it to be?
Is it still what you want now that you have it?
Is this how I want my life
for the rest of my
These are some questions I’ve been asking myself
the past few days.
It’s scary to think of myself as an adult
and see everything that I’ve accomplished.
When I look back,
before the age of 25
feels like a blur.
When I was little,
being a teacher and having someone
was something I always wanted,
but I only understood it as an idea.
Deep inside I didn’t think it would really happen.
Now, it’s like it came so fast,
and I’m afraid the rest of my years
just as quick.
That gives me more of a reason
to enjoy my life
everything as it is.
You don’t have
be mad at the world
and dwell on probems
that life throws at you.
I’m lucky to have a job that I always wanted
I am grateful.
“Life isn’t about finding yourself.
Life is about creating yourself.”
– George Bernard Shaw
‘Til next week world,