Friday, February 27, 2009

I never wanted to be a teacher.

At different times during my growing-up years, I considered what I wanted to be as a grown-up and the list included: ballerina; jockey (horse, not disc); air traffic controller; attorney; police dispatcher; print journalist; anchorwoman; missionary. I was able to rule a few of those out fairly intelligently (didn't have the discipline to be a ballerina, the short stature to be a jockey, the nerves to be an air traffic controller or police dispatcher, the guts to be an attorney). I might have pulled off the journalist or the anchorwoman, and I did have three shots at missionary, which I loved.

But I never wanted to be a teacher until now. I want to homeschool my children, and plan to start in the Fall. As with all things I pursue, I've researched the heck out of it and am going forward. My two stipulations for myself before making the decision were that I had to be in regular therapy for my anger, and I had to research and implement better home management ideas. Both are happening. Therapy is every other week, and it's been just over a month since I started some new routines and practices around the house. In addition, I joined a Catholic homeschool support group and we attended one activity last week since my kids are on track break. I'm glad for the remaining months I have before we start to prepare, and I'm looking forward to it.

Considering that at one time or another in my past, my list of things I never wanted to do included: get married; be Catholic; run; and cook, I think this will turn out just fine!

6 comments:

mom2threepks said...

Hehehehe. I have to laugh. When I was 18 and deciding what I wanted to do with my life, I thought being a nurse was beneath me. I should be a doctor if I was going into health care! I can't wait to hear about your homeschooling adventures!

heather said...

Homeschooling is always in the back of my mind. I keep running into wise and wonderful moms who homeschool. Just last night, I asked Matt if he would attend the Home School Convention with me in Modesto this summer....but....I am NOT going to homeschool :)....I am just VERY interested in it. I am really looking forward to hearing about your adventures!

Rachel said...

You know, I never wanted to be a teacher either, but I've always wanted to be a student forever, and that's an unexpected side effect of homeschooling, I'm always learning stuff, too.

littlecbsmom said...

I truly am so excited for you as you take off on this adventure! It is so rewarding and I love homeschooling! I love what Rachel said and I am truly shocked at what I am learning in 2nd grade with Connor!
You will be great and God will meet you each step of the way!

Laura said...

I've never homeschooled, but I'm pretty sure if you can have a home birth you can homeschool, you go girl!

Blah Blah Blayla said...

I have never home schooled, but I remember being a student in school wishing I was home... What a great adventure~ I think you'll be great!