Current Job I love oh so much:
As a k-12 private tutor and an community college adjunct ESL/GED instructor, I get to spend lots of time with my little girl and do the work that I really want. I love teaching and learning from my students.
My teaching career started soon after I got back to the US from an life-changing trip to China in 2008. I started out teaching high school science in the neighborhood where I grew up in. It was one of the most difficult job ever, yet the most rewarding. Before all that, I was studying Chinese at the University of Houston as a post-bac alongside tutoring inner-city kids and random part-time jobs. 2008 opened my eyes in many ways and made me the person who I am today. I still reminisce about that year oh so often.
My Dream Job:
As a teacher certified in many areas–EC-12 Art, ESL, Spec.Ed; 8-12 Science; TESOL/TELF/TESL– I am looking to possibly work in an Elementary school soon (once Lilly starts Elementary school). I’m hoping to be able to be placed at the same school that she would attend.
I hope to add some extra fun as well as income to my baby-demanding life now by getting hired as an artist at Pinot’s Palette and/or get a job as a Zumba instructor. Hopefully these will happen in the near future!
I think that I am lucky to be doing what I love, and doing it professionally. I wish that everyone can be blessed enough to
love and enjoy their job. If you don’t like yours, I suggest leave it and find your desire. It’s your life and time doesn’t stop for you. Don’t regret what you chose in the past/ mistakes. Make your future decisions better and learn from it–only then can you be happy.