Two years ago I made a decision to go back to school and earn a teaching credential and a Masters degree to switch careers. I was working full time, and raising my daughters but I fit in my classes. It was not easy and many sacrifices made.
Stage one complete! I earned a teaching credential!! I had so much support from my family, it felt like this was a success for all of us.
Now I needed to find a job teaching. I applied 8 openings, and only interviewed for 1. I got the job! I am a high school science teacher. I cried with excitement and relief. I have my own classroom, I achieved my dream.
Now I am teaching and still going to school to earn my Master's degree, juggling a new career, raising two teenage daughters and doing all I can to stay focused. Many days are exhausting and many more sacrifices being made.
I am about to walk across a stage, shake hands, wear a cap and gown and complete a program that I earned a Master's of Education. I am so proud of myself, so exhausted, elated and honestly in shock. This is for me this time. I put this work in, I earned this. I am the only one in my entire family to have a Masters degree. I hope the example I have shown my daughters impacts them positively. Whoohoo I did it!!!!
School is out for the summer! I am finished with my own school. It is time to relax and camp with my family.