So there were several different approaches that I thought about for today’s challenge, take a meaningful photo, as I am the type of person who finds so much inspiration in little photos that are meaningless to most. I decided this afternoon, however, to share something that has inspired me the most lately. As many of you know, I have recently (finally) discovered what I want to spend my life doing, and that is teaching. Immediately after making this decision and changing my major, I started sending my resume to local schools in search of a position in an aftercare. Literally within 48 hours I had an interview at the Montessori School here in town, and I got the job working in the preschool in the afternoons. I was skeptical at first, because this is not the age I would like to work with, but it was a job nonetheless, and I have my foot in the door for my future career.
This is a photo of a toddler with a snotty nose and a mouth full of pretzels attempting to say “cheese”. This is also a photo of one of the reasons that my heart is so very happy every single day of the week. It is a photo that reassures me that I have made the right choice. Yes, I complain about work; I mean it’s work. It’s snotty noses, and dirty diapers, and insanely wild children. Some days I want to rip my hair out. But there has not been a single day since I’ve started this job that I have gone without a smile and a melted heart. I get paid to walk into a classroom everyday to be greeted with hugs and “Abbi, Abbi, Abbi…” I get to play outside, and read stories, and blow bubbles. I hold hands, and wipe tears, and fix ouchies. I really am thankful to have found something that I don’t mind doing five days a week. Even if it is only 3 hours a day. Even if it is only a part-time college job. It is reassurance for me that I belong in a classroom. I have already learned so much from these little ones since I started back in October, and I love every single one of them with all my heart. Especially this one pictured, she gives the BEST hugs.
What was most meaningful to you today?
Tomorrow’s Challenge: Do/plan something you love