So its pretty crappy out right now and about 3pm. I still have done barely anything productive today. I always feel so useless when I don't get anything accomplished on my day off! But the rain really puts a damper on my motivation. All i accomplished was cleaning my entire apartment and writing another post plus finding some classes I could take next semester. Seems like a lot but I put off dog walking today because of the rain and now I feel bad because they are closed tomorrow. UGH.
I found this picture, I want to give credit to the blog that created it, because it is awesome and they have awesome designs so go check it out!
I also just this great picture from National Geographic from India that expresses rainy days to the T. Whoever took that picture was a great photographer. Esp. the women there with the brooms, I don't know exactly what they think that will do, but I will not question, I am sure there is a reason for it!
As for tonight, I will be making a trip to the city to be with my girls. I cannot wait! I absolutely LOVE girls nights. Especially with my ladies, we make shit fun :) We will be making an appearance at http://www.sheckys.com/newyorkcity/search/leela_lounge_1_3507.asp
so i hope that the place is cool!
I would like to continue with my random thoughts today, I am looking at classes for summer and fall semesters for graduate teaching classes. I am going for my masters in early education; a completely different field from I am in right now. Right now I work in advertising sales for a newspaper; which don't get me wrong, I love advertising and I would very much like to work for an ad agency or magazine; just right now is a really bad time and I would like something to fall back on just in case shit hits the fan.
My initial opinion of being a teacher for me was that I was giving in and trying to become a teacher. Sometimes I do feel that way, but I know it is not an easy job and I know I can't just be in it for the very long vacation schedules! But I have always wanted to help people and I am definitely not doing that with my job right now. I want to give back and in the profession I am in, I am not giving back shit. And I DO NOT want to deal with money anymore. Dealing with money and people and people with money, is just shitty!
So I think of it like this: I am already in, I finished applying to the school for my masters, I have already taken one teacher class and passed, I already took on of the many teaching tests and passed and now I am into my second class. I didn't just waste all of that money for nothing! So I am just going to keep going. I really want to go to another country and teach there too, which that was my initial plan to do BEFORE I got my advertising job. I was going to go to Costa Rica for a month and teach English. But that never happened.
I am trying to make this not take more than 3 years in grad school, although it is so expensive and it's hard for me to take more than one class a semester since I am paying for this. But I think I might try to do one summer class and two in the fall. I only need 15 classes to graduate. If my plan works like the above, I would have 5 classes done. I wish it wasn't so expensive. I could do it so much faster if it wasn't.
I never saw myself as a teacher, but I love children and I figure I could maybe teach media arts or something along those lines in high school or middle school.
I figure this. When I achieve my teaching degree and actually start teaching, I would have more time in the afternoon so I could go to the shelter and help there more. I will still have the weekends off, if I wanted to/needed more money in the summer, I could get a part time job at newspaper or website or somewhere like that and maybe they would hire me for the summer. Or i could focus more on my writing and publish articles or since the summer is long, I could go to another country and teach there for a month. Plus when I get a dog, I will be able to spend much more time with them! Basically what I am saying is that I have more time to have more options. Where as right now, I get two weeks a YEAR to go on vacation and fit everything into that period of time.
Then I have to link in the long run as well, if I want to have children, which I do, shorter working days and more time off, is better than working 9-5, M-F 300 something days a year. Where as teaching is 7 or 8 - 2 or 3 M-F 180 something days a years not including when the students do testing and things like that.
So. Is that a good way to look at that? Is this the right decision? I have been up in the air for so long about what I really want to do. Every week I change my mind. So I am hoping that since I am already doing this, I will just continue. Does anyone know a good Ning social network for teachers to be that I can join?
I am open for opinions! Please feel free to comment and leave your ideas :)
Enjoy the rain -- I think I should get ready now!