Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Day Eight: Job #30DaysofGratitude

I believe hard work pays off.

My dream job was to be a teacher. After college, can you believe I couldn't get a job? It was depressing. So I know how kids feel who leave college in debt without finding work in their chosen profession.

But I didn't let that stop me. I worked up to five jobs at once so I could live on my own, where I wanted to be, and I enjoyed life. I experienced amazing things, met awesome people, and went places I might never have gone if I'd followed my little plan out of college. And as a sub, I touched more lives than if I'd stayed in one place. And then I became a WRITER! A complete surprise to me!

I can't imagine my life without writing. And I finally came full circle, teaching full time and loving it--even in this crazy time we live in.

I appreciate the freedom to choose my job, the opportunity to do it, and the experiences I've had along the way.

one of my long-term sub jobs

signing my first publishing contract!

interviewed at school!

my awesome homeroom!

teaching from home - at least it was comfy!

PS - I hope you VOTED!! I did

Join in the fun! Here's the Form: 30 Days of Gratitude 2020 Blog Hop

Stop by others participating... Elizabeth SeckmanCharity Bradford & Diane Burton


Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Tara - excellent you were able to achieve your goal ... and then adapt it to suit you and the family. Love the card - just great to see ... congratulations on ensuring you achieved including the books ... I managed three jobs, but not five!! Have a peaceful day today - Hilary

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

We can't take those freedoms for granted. And yes, I voted two weeks ago.

Diane Burton said...

Teaching was my longest paid job. It could be fun or a nightmare. While subbing once, I had a nightmare. It could've been worse. I prefer to remember the good times.

Yes, I voted about a month ago. Walked the ballot into the township office because I wouldn't be certain the USPS could be trusted to get it there on time. As Alex said, I don't take my freedom for granted.

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