Shannon Falls, August 2012

Friday, January 8, 2010

I'm only a...

Sometimes I feel so proud when I say that I'm an English teacher.

Other times, it's as if I've simply left out a word: "I'm only an English teacher."

Does that make sense to anyone else but my overworked, anxiety-driven brain?

I've pondered teaching at a higher level, but I really enjoy where I'm at currently. Well, not necessarily the middle school level, but I enjoy the grade-school atmosphere. But that's not a decision that has to be made today; first, the Master's has to be gotten! I realize I have a very important job, and I take it seriously. In my recent lesson planning, I have uncovered some great assignments I'm excited about; let's just hope the students are as well!

I don't know why, but tonight I find myself saying, "I'm only..." One day I'll convince myself I'm enough!


tpillstrom said...

You are not "only" an English teacher! You are one that eliminates evil! The evil of Bad Grammar! You are an English Teacher....that of which no other subject could exist in your school had you not been there to continue to teach those kids to read! Hello! It's the most important class of the day! Ok...I'll step off the box before the soap makes it slippery!

The Haines said...

Girl- you are a child of God! He has you right where he wants you and is using you every day. Don't you forget that. You are making impressions on children that will last a life time. What a calling!