Saturday, July 28, 2012

Sunday Social


1. What is your dream job?
I'd like to say it's teaching, in which case I would already have my dream job... but I'm not sure. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE what I do... but I've only been doing it for 4 years now...teaching is one of those professions that are easy to burn out in... so whether it's my dream job or not is yet to be seen.

2. If you had just won the lottery and didn't need to work for money, what would you do with your time?
Stay home with Fynn and Zoey! I would love to do this, but Drew assures me that we can't afford it (boo). We could go on day trips together, explore and just enjoy being together. Since I'm assuming our lottery winnings would be significant, obviously Drew wouldn't work either and we could all be together!

3. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A teacher... I actually used to make the kids in my neighborhood play "school" in the summer and I would (obviously) be the teacher... I'm not sure they really enjoyed that game :)


4. What piece career advice would you give to someone just starting out in your field?

Breathe! Teaching is such a physically and emotionally taxing job. Take a few moments everyday to take a deep breath and gain perspective, otherwise it becomes too overwhelming. The other piece that goes with that is to slow down. Most teachers (myself included) try to do way too much. We have these lofty ideas of what we want our classroom to be and often try to implement too many new things at once or try to make every lesson the most interactive and exciting learning experience for our students. While that's great in theory... it just doesn't work, and it leads to that exhaustion and overwhelmingness I mentioned before. 


5. Biggest Pet Peeves either in life or in blogging or at work
I have a lot of pet peeves while driving actually; people who signal 50 miles before they turn, people who come to a complete stop before turning and people who drive painfully slow. Those things aggravate me way more then they probably should. In blogging it bugs me the people who complain about blog "cliques", sorry, but who cares? If the group wont let you in, blow them off and find your own group. Seriously, this isn't middle school. At work, my biggest pet peeve is parents who fight their kid's battles for them. Sorry, but I don't need an e-mail that Sally didn't invite Susie to her birthday party. If it's not going on in school, not my problem. If Sally has an issue, have her call Susie, or get over it. Then there are the parents who call because their child waited until the night before to start a project and didn't understand the directions. Hello, that's why I gave it to them last week and asked every day since then if they had questions. Again, this is not MY problem. 

6. Biggest Fears
Something happening to the people I love. I have a rather overactive imagination and am paranoid by nature. Which means I see problems that don't actually exist and imagine the worst case scenario for every situation... besides being exhausting for me, it really annoys Drew because of course I tell him about all my irrational fears, especially the ones involving him, Fynn and Zoey. 

5 comments:

  1. Great answers, and an adorable blog! I think it's fantastic that you wanted to be a teacher when you grew up and you're doing it! That's wonderful. =)

    Check out my Sunday Social here!

    Keep Shining,
    Meghan

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  2. GIRL...you and me both need car rage therapy...and question: you watch Glee don't you?..CONGRATS on the new lil' human!!

    Be Blessed <3

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  3. I used to play school with the neighborhood children, too. When they wouldn't sit still I used my stuffed animals. When I got my teaching certificate, a family friend told me that I was the one who taught their son how to write his name. I had no idea. They all knew I would be a teacher before I ever started Kindgergarten myself!

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  4. I also wanted to be a teacher when I was little! I think I just wanted summers to last forever!

    Found your blog through the hop - new follower

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  5. I used to be super paranoid and think of all the horrible things that could happen to my daughter when she was born...not that she is six...I worry less. A bit.

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