First thing first, prepare yourself for a very long about me 😉 I’ve got some things to tell you guys about my road to (hopefully) succeeding.
I’m Miss Geeky Studies, I’m 22 years old and live in the beautiful country called Belgium And the following school year (2017-2018) is hopefully going to be a new start for me. Next year I’m going to start my educational studies at college. You might have read my age and thought why is she only now starting? But it’s a bit more complicated than me just failing high school for example. I thrived at high school, I had good grades and never had to stay a year behind or something like that.
It’s when the time came to decide what I was going to do in college when everything did not go to plan. At the age of 18 (I’m a january girl) I thought I knew what I wanted to do. I love(d) writing and the only course I could think of that could offer me something to write was Journalism.
I loved it, I excelled in all my writing and specific journalism classes, but some classes were keeping me from going forward in the course. So after my second year of struggling with classes and teachers I decided that this was not going to work for me. And because I wasn’t ready to start working yet, I went and looked for an other subject I could take and get a degree in. This was harder then I thought. In the end I chose History. I chose this subject because history has always interested me, ALWAYS. I loved it in high school, it was my absolute favorite class then. But not even halfway through the school year I knew this was not a course I could do for four whole years. It was actually getting me depressed and anxious. Not a great mix if you ask me.
After my year of history, I knew I couldn’t stay in this course because it was making me physically sick. I even got a serious anxiety attack right in the second exam season. This made me decide I would go into ‘Adult Education’ and follow my passion of baking. You should have seen the faces of some people when I told them what I was going to do next year.
Now forwarding a year and I’m almost getting my diploma ‘bread- and pastry chef’. BUT … Yes, there is a ‘but’. I’m disappointed in myself that I don’t have a higher degree in anything. This was only amplified by the fact that I was starting to apply for different jobs and I always got the respons that my degree wasn’t high enough. It wasn’t even a matter of having a degree in the thing they were looking for, but just having a degree.
This gave me (again) a lot of anxiety… Am I every going to have a job? Am I going to work in retail my entire life? I was stressing out real bad!
This made me start talking to my close friends and my family. What on earth was I going to do with my life…
I had done lots of tests to see which jobs would be something for me, because I just did not know.
It was one of the most common answers I got and I really liked the idea of becoming an educator. So I started to look more into it and the thing that interested me the most was primary education. I fell in love with the idea of becoming a teacher for those kids. I watched all the youtube videos you could think of and became even more excited. Even when they were talking about the negative parts of being an educator.. I was ready. And that were my journey starts.
HERE… ready to go and officially sign me up for the course of primary school teacher and to succeed in life.
I hope you’d like to join my on my journey to becoming a teacher and maybe I can give you some tips along the way.