Ever since 4th grade, I decided I wanted to be a teacher. I had this incredible teacher who was 6 feet tall and showed me that there were different ways to learn. Mrs. B. was her name.Her actions showed me that she believed in me.The way she taught was magical! She taught me that learning can be fun.
Before meeting her I believed that there was just one way to learn. I thought the only way you could learn is by listening to your teacher lecture to you. Mrs. B showed me something different! She was my inspiration. I always thought I was going to be a teacher just like her someday.
I couldn’t believe it! I finally got my own classroom. I was so excited! I thought to myself, “This is going to be amazing!”, I can’t wait to teach these kindergarteners how to learn while incorporating life skills and helping build their character. I kept saying to myself, “How did this happen...there aren’t a ton of jobs out there.” I had been looking forward to the day when I would finally have my own classroom and my dream was starting to come true.
My whole life I had prepared to be a teacher and now, I was going to be the best teacher ever, making an impact on students every day, for 30 years (at least). I was going to be the best teacher ever. I was going to be life changing for kids, every day. For 30 years. Well, I didn’t make it to 30 years. I didn’t even make it a month. One week in, I had to resign due to having 100 panic attacks in the first week of school. I had prepared my whole life to be a teacher and now my dream was crushed. It was all gone!
🖕🏻That’s Mrs B! She’s a lifelong friend!