While I've taken time to be away from this forum, I graduated from college. I started classes in January 2012 on the business track, then shifted to follow my passion - children. This May, I graduated and took that stroll down the aisle to receive my diploma. . . . . . . exactly 40 years after I took the stroll down the aisle to receive my high school diploma. Cool.
I earned my degree in Early Childhood Education.. To my delight and utter amazement, prior to graduation I was offered a job at the school where I did my student teaching. Even without having achieved my licensure. Yep, I was offered a foot in the door to the school system, while I spend the next few months working on attaining my license.
Gosh, no pounding the pavement, sending out resumes, and going to countless interviews. I was told she watched me during visits to the school during my student teaching, and what she saw was better than any answers I could give to questions in an interview. Yep, a tad of feeling very content and proud of my accomplishments.
Random 'Life' lesson I learned: A 57 year old woman with her first college degree can get a job. Some qualifications, other than teaching skills include:
- She has a lot of life's lessons already under her belt.
- She has a dependable car.
- She will, most probably, not need maternity leave. :)
Monday is my first day on the job.
Content with my path,