Lexipants











{April 1, 2008}   Soooo I’m gonna be a teacher!

I was watching the Sunday afternoon movies on the WB (yeah you non-cable holders, you know what I’m talking about) and had this movie playing for background noise.  I only paid attention to the first 15 minutes of it, but there was a quote on there said by Ben Affleck’s character that got my attention.  And i don’t know why!  It was something to the affect of:  “you want insurance? (yes) you want vacation time? (yes)  then get out of here and go f*&%ing teach 3rd grade English.”  Okay! 

I started thinking about where I am.  I want to go back to school, but I’m not 100% certain what for.  I’m already making a smaller amount of money, though it’s enough to let me pay my bills.  I have insurance.  I have debt.  And, I’m moving to Dallas in 3 months with no job prospects.  So while I’m waiting to make myself, I really want to do something different.  I can’t handle the all day ordinary eat my lunch at my desk boring blahhhh.  I can’t handle it.  I’ve always known that, but sometimes, you just do what you gotta do, right?

So I start doing research and realize how do-able becoming a teacher in Texas is for me.  I have a degree, I’m smart enough, creative enough, and schools everywhere are hurting for teachers. And there are many ways to pay for your certification training. I got my blessing from my mom, who has even thought about doing it herself.  So I’m gonna do it.  I’ve downloaded the application, contacted my references, and emailed to agency I want to get my training from.  It all falls into place for me to begin shortly after I move.

“But Alexis, you hate kids!”
I don’t hate kids.  They just make me a little uneasy.  I know how cruel they can be.  But I think I’m old enough to know how to handle them now.  Without taking it personally. 

There is no ‘but.’  I think this is it. 

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Gypsy says:

I like your blog, but I am sad that you are moving to Dallas! Stay here in Austin!



lexipants says:

Thanks, Gypsy. I would stay if I could, but my other half’s family is in southwest Missouri. Dallas is halfway. But you betcha I’ll be in Austin on weekends for hangouts!



Andrea says:

I’m happy that you found out what you want to do, but I’m sad because I’m going to be losing my Lexi. Though we don’t hang out as much as we used too, I still feel comfort that you’re only a 10 or 20 min drive away…. But, you gotta do what you gotta do!



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