So. I propose that we all just drop out of school and join the circus.
Oh, what was that? We only have one year left and it would be silly to abandon school at this point? Well, pish posh!
Fine. I won't drop out of school. I have a good thing going for me here with my scholarships and my housing situation and my new job. And I really do like to learn. I just... grow weary of the school side of learning. I mean, I have been in school for over fifteen years now. That's three-quarters of my life. I think it's high time to MOVE ON.
Of course, when I say "move on from school," what I really mean is, "move on to... more school." Because I'm going to be a teacher. At a school. Which means that I will spend a VERY SIGNIFICANT PORTION of my life AT SCHOOL.
This doesn't bother me, really. I enjoy school. I love the atmosphere and the learning. I'm just ready to be done being the LEARNER and become the LEARNEE IMPARTER OF KNOWLEDGE. Honestly, I'm really excited to be going back to high school. College is great, but I love working with teenagers. The friendship and the drama and the coming-of-age: I thrive on it. And I think I have a lot to offer high-schoolers. I can relate to them, because it wasn't so long ago that I was a high-schooler, too. I still remember what it was like to get asked to Homecoming or to bomb a test or to get cast in a play. And I want to, as mentioned before, IMPART some of my vast stores of HIGH SCHOOL KNOWLEDGE onto these teens.
But you want to know a secret? As excited as I am to start teaching (and believe me, I am EXCITED), the thing I want most of all... is to be a mom. I want a family. BADLY. But it seems to me that I won't reach that goal for a few years at LEAST (seeing as I don't even have a PROSPECTIVE boyfriend, let alone someone who wants to marry me), I'll just focus on the teacher thing. Because I miss high school, and I love to teach, and I know it's going to be awesome. That family will come in due time.