Ideally, I would like to post at least once a week. That hasn’t been happening lately because, I will admit, I’m a little lazy. But I promise to do better. It will be challenging especially since I’m starting a new internship in a few days. I will be leading summer camp programs at a children’s museum.
This may come as a shock to most of you if you’ve read my first ever blog post: The Reason , where I discuss my hesitation about becoming an educator. I’ve never been more nervous about anything in my life. I guess because it’s new and I have zero experience. But the funny thing is that I’ve been gravitating towards teaching my whole life. I have an activity book from grade school where I had to answer all kinds of random questions, such as: Who are your best friends? What’s your favorite song? What’s your favorite subject? Things that basically described who I was as a person at that point in my life. On the page that shows my first grade information, I said that I wanted to grow up to become a teacher.
Now that I am older and think about what I want to be in life, I really enjoy being a resource to others. For example, when school is in and I’m walking to class, I love when someone stops me and asks for directions to a certain building. Even when I’m with my friends, I like when they ask me questions about women’s/reproductive/sexual health. I know, unexpected, but women’s health was the first class I took in college where I was actually intrigued.
I also know that I want to inspire others. And where do we spend most of our lives? In school. With teachers. So they have a huge influence on us. That is an incredible responsibility, and I think that is what scares me the most about this internship or even becoming an educator. I try to ignore these obvious suggestions about teaching being my new passion, but I think it’s time for me to listen. I freaked out when I was accepted for this internship because I am a Public Health major in school. Now, I am seeing it as another sign leading me to education. I am finally deciding to pay attention.