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26 September 2011 @ 06:50 pm
A Good Day & A Bad Day  
So I'm back! I promise I don't mean to neglect this journal but between work and school, I'm literally a zombie trying to enjoy what little time I do get to myself. I have to squeeze in as much sleep as I can between completing assignments, studying for tests/quizzes and doing a great job at work. Plus I'm still in the dark about what I'm going to do after getting my Bachelor's.

On one hand, I've been hearing a lot of people say I would make a great teacher. One of my co-workers last night said she thinks I should teach and the grade for me would be 4th grade. So then I asked her what made her I think I would be such a good teacher. She said because I'm patient and I take the time to explain things. She also said 4th grade would be perfect because that's the age where their minds are curious and they're interested in almost everything.

That's true and I never looked at teaching like that before. I've always been scared to work with older kids because I taught/tutored 5th graders for about four months. It was after school work and it was only two times out of the week but it was so hard! I had the worst class (even though my other co-workers said my class wasn't that bad compared to theirs) and they didn't respect me or listen to me. They basically wanted to run the class and do what they want.

I knew kids could be demanding little devils but those kids turned me off to teaching and the older kid crowd for a long time. Then I went to work for City Year and I found myself falling in love with teaching all over again. The kids I taught that year were awesome. I loved them more than any other bunch of kids I worked with. I don't know if it was because I was with them so much or because I actually got to them but either way, those students were awesome!

I was sad to leave and those kids made me want to come back and do a second year of service but I had to come back to get my degree. That was the deal between my dad and me. When I got that particular job, he told me, "If you do this, then you're going back to school after-wards to get your degree." And I agreed only because I know having a college degree might help me out better in the long run than just having a high school diploma.

At any rate, I'm just really apprehensive right now. I don't know if I should apply to different teaching programs and get my certification, go straight to graduate school, apply for physician's assistant school or medical school. All of these seem like such great career options but I want to make sure this is something I'm sure about. I don't want to go to graduate school and find out that I picked the wrong program. And I don't want to flunk out of medical school or physician assistant's school either. So yeah I'm in a rock and a hard place right now.

In good news though, I did pretty well on all of my tests from last week. All of my assignments were turned in on time and I got full credit for them. The only down side to school thus far deals with one of my Biology classes. He's working us so hard that I hardly have time to relax. Like this Tuesday? We have an assignment to turn in plus a quiz and then we have test two in less than a week! He keeps us super busy and I know I can pass him but I just don't want a C out of his class. I know I can get a B but he's sure as hell making me work for it! As for my last Chemistry class, I need to find a tutor for that class. Not because I'm not following the material but because I don't want to take any chances. I did well on test one but I don't want to have an Organic Chemistry nightmare all over again. That's why I want to make sure I get out of this class with no issues.

Speaking of school, it is almost time for us to make our class schedules for the spring semester. After this semester, I'll only be missing one required Biology class. I'm also tempted to take another Biology elective so I can increase my chances of getting into graduate school, medical school or physician's assistant school. The more Biology classes I have under my belt the better right? But the problem is there's not that much left in the way of Biological Electives. I'll figure something out.
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: Lady Antebellum "Just A Kiss"
princess_ailina: Quarter Horseprincess_ailina on September 29th, 2011 01:00 am (UTC)
This may sound like a formula answer, but pray about your options. I'll be posting my experience with that on my page soon. . .