Announcement: I’ve resigned as an educator.
It is with mixed emotions, but predominantly relief and excitement, that I am announcing that last year was my last year teaching children, at least for a while.
There are a couple reasons for my decision…
The first is that it was an EXTREMELY stressful job. Those still teaching, I admire you, and appreciate you. I will never stop supporting educationally-based politics that ACTUALLY MAKE SENSE, and I plan to volunteer in classrooms and with children for a very long time. I am sure that I made the job more stressful on myself by not being the best at classroom management… I gave the kids too much freedom, and then had to deal with them being all over the place as a consequence. For some reason, being consistently strict was hugely challenging to me. My stress caused/perpetuated physical problems, like giant knots in my back that I had to get injections in, and that a physical therapist noticed were worse three days after Spring break than during Spring break.
The second reason is that modeling and makeup are really taking off for me, and I think it’s time to pursue that dream. I still plan to finish my Master’s Degree (I should finish this Spring), and to potentially teach again, but more than likely, it will be at the university level.
It’s scary, and exciting, but mostly exciting.
There are definitely some things that I am going to miss (and if any students are reading this, I’m talking to you!
I am going to need the support and encouragement from my family and friends, because this industry can definitely be brutal.
Thanks for reading! I’d love to know what you think!