Tuesday, June 01, 2010

NaBloPoMo redux.

It's summer. And it's not just summer, it's the very beginning of summer. Therefore, I'm feeling like I have all the time in the world (as if!) and that I can take on any project I'd like (bwa ha ha!). Nevermind that we have music camp (KidSONG, if you will) next week, band camp, church camp (x2), flute camp, VBS, and two weeks traipsing to D.C. and back. Oh, and a technology workshop tomorrow and a preschool program to cover Thursday night. Can't forget that.

ANYWAY, I'm ambitious—probably foolishly so. That's why I'm hoping to get back on the blogging bandwagon by taking on the NaBloPoMo challenge to post every day this month. When I heard the NaBloPoMo website will be offering prompts each day, well, THAT was a challenge I had to accept.

Today's task (besides back-blogging the entire month of May so I could begin fresh with up-to-date posts): When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?

My answer: doctor (but then I realized how much I hate needles and blood), astronaut (I was obsessed with the first space shuttle mission, even had the T-shirt), lawyer (too bad I'm so nonconfrontational), journalist (print reporter), and teacher.

My mom was an extraordinary teacher, so in some ways, I feel like I was destined to teach. But in other ways, it seems like I resisted a career in education because that's what my mom was already doing. In any case, I'm thankful to have found a career that lets me mold and shape young people so that I can see them go from timid sophomores to this:I still wish I could've found my way into space, but putting kids on their own paths to success has its own rewards!

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