It's already May?!
I can't believe it's already May! I haven't blogged in what feels like forever, so hello to everyone, I'm still here and still have things to say. So much to say that I have actually started a collection of outlines, concepts and drawings for food allergy book ideas.
I haven't blogged in awhile for a variety of reasons. Not that I have to provide any reasons at all, but I will, because explaining how I got here to the second day of May 2021 is quite a story.
I believe life is an adventure. Recently this adventure has involved working three part time jobs and going to school full time.
One of these part time jobs is substitute teaching at an elementary school, and I love it more than anything I have ever done before. Yes, I love reading and writing, but I realized that I also love getting to teach children and help them grow. I love being "the sub" and getting to see what all the different classrooms and grades are like. It has occurred to me that above anything, I would love to have my own classroom and become a teacher.
Even though I am only five classes away from my bachelor's in Business Communication, I have started the research and preparation to be able to do an alternate route program to become a teacher once I have completed my bachelor's degree.
Realizing that I would love to be a teacher is kind of a full circle thing, as four years ago during my senior year of high school I took an introduction to education course that involved doing about 25 hours of student teaching at an elementary school. During that time I was also running children's birthday parties and summer camps. I also participated in multiple volunteer experiences that involved working with children. In my first three years of college I babysat a special needs child a few times a week.
When I was in elementary school I used to say that I wanted to be a teacher, and in middle school I used to say that I wanted to be an author. Realizing that these dreams are still very real has made me shift my focus to figuring out how to do both, as being a teacher and an author would be my ultimate dream career.
I started this blog because I wanted to educate others about food allergies and the food industry. This blog consists of both writing and teaching others, which I have finally realized is what I love. Working at a school makes me so happy, and I can't wait to see what the future brings.
Stay tuned as I post a few times this month to celebrate Food Allergy Awareness Month, and share about my experiences with generic Epi-Pens and getting both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.