Wednesday, July 6, 2011

What would you do if you weren't a teacher?

I've known pretty much my whole life that I wanted to be a teacher...

I always LOVED school. I grew up being an only child, so staying at home during the summer wasn't that much fun. I wanted to be at school with my friends and teachers...

When I got to college, I was one of those rare people that went started school and stayed with the same major the whole time.

But, sometimes I think about the careers I'd have considered had teaching not been my first love. Here is the list I have come up with:

  1. Interior Decorator

  2. Professional Game Show Contestant

  3. Personal Shopper

  4. Graphic Designer

Even on the worst days, I really don't regret my decision to become a teacher. Are there days when my students drive me insane? Yes. Do the assessments give me headaches and stress? Oh yes! Do budget cuts to education make me sick to my stomach? Yup. But, it's still totally worth it!


  1. I would have been a Marine Biologist. I have always loved dolphins and would love to work with them. Other than that THIS is my dream job. I grew up knowing I wanted to be a teacher. I also LOVE my job. Not many people can say they are doing their dream job, I am one of those lucky few. Just like you I also have stressful moments but I have never thought about quiting.

  2. Professional game show contestant!? Count me in!!! I auditioned for Wheel of Fortune and never heard back! Booo :(

    Miss Kindergarten

  3. photographer? I would love to be a professional philanthropist too! Haha!

    シ Tracey
    Our Cool School

  4. I think I would have been in real estate. I love looking at different houses, seeing how they are laid out and decorated!

  5. Hi! I am in my last year of college (soon to be an elementary school teacher) and I have also known since I was a little girl that I wanted to be a teacher! I enjoyed reading your post.. what is funny is that if I had not decided to be a teacher.. I think I would have also wanted to be an interior or graphic designer! How funny! I've enjoyed your blog and have just started one of my own even though I am still a teacher in training! Check it out!



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