I’m supposed to be doing school work, of course. Wednesday is my day completely free of teaching classes and should be the day I get a week’s worth of work done, but no, I never do. I usually use Wednesday to catch up with everyone on facebook and g-chat (something I also do throughout the rest of the week haha) and search school websites for open English positions- which isn’t such a horrible use of my time. But today, my procrastination from school work turned into a job search, which then turned into a “what do I want with my future” search which has now led me to procrastinating from that by writing a blog post. I would.
It is completely overwhelming me to try and figure out what I want. I’m 25, almost 4 years out of college, and 3 years into my “profession” yet I have no clue what I want to be doing in 10 years. Today, I found one job that showed extra money if you have a National Board Certification. So I started looking into that. Turns out National Board Certification, waaay expensive (like 3 grand!) and do I want to be nationally certified in Secondary Language Arts Education? I believe the answer is No. I like to read, I like middle school students, I like to teach grammar, but do you know what I LOVE to do? Schedule, plan, organize, map out, problem solve…etc. So with that in mind, I’ve come up with two options: guidance counselor at a M.S. or H.S. or some sort of student affairs/admin assistant position at a University. Either one of these are going to require a Master’s degree. So, I need to decide if this is really what I want for the next 30 years and which one. There are pros and cons to both, naturally.
UUGGGHH… I wish I just knew, without a doubt, exactly what I wanted to do and how to do it. Is that really so much to ask?