Apparently I don't have enough drive

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
Member
9231 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@alyssaC:   He sounds like an insensitive jerk!  Your dream is amazing and if the thought of it makes you happy that is all that matters.  The world needs more kind people who want to teach for the love of it and it will be a rewarding and enriching career for you.  He probably was trying to be encouraging or maybe he has regrets in his own life but he was out of line.  He might not even realize how offensive he was.

My most recent motto in life is never allow anyone else’s opinion to matter more than my own.  Your opinion is the important one.  You’re not wrong at all – you are right for you.  Follow your own heart and your own goals!  🙂

Post # 4
Member
5932 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@alyssaC:  This world is jam-packed with loud mouth people who feel it falls to them to set you on the right track…I always say “Thank you,” and move on.

Post # 5
Member
9231 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Nona99:  Hey you.  I have to work late tonight, ugh!  Youth Council meeting.

Apology for threadjack, though. 

Post # 6
Member
5932 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@Sunfire:  Hey!  Boo…late work

Post # 7
Member
84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I completed my teaching degree last year 🙂 I am still looking for work (not very succeessfully) & to be honest, people’s negative opinions about teaching really piss me off. It’s a hard, hard job but so rewarding.  I have many people ask me “Why would you want to teach?” as if it’s completely awful. Honestly, I think it is effecting me in my job search as I question if I will be able to handle teaching and the responsibilities that will come with it (and people’s negative attitudes don’t help!!).

Never let anyone make you feel that your dreams are ‘less than’ or unworthy.  They’re your goals and hopes and shouldn’t be defined by anyone else’s desires, needs, or preferences.  There have been times when I look at my high school grad class and see women who had children very, very early and don’t work. I’m going to admit it – I do judge that a bit.  But at the same time, just because I don’t want to have kids young, doesn’t mean that they aren’t amazing moms who are fulfilling their role on this earth.  A teacher-librarian I met once summed it up best for me: as I was explaining that our class validictorian moved to a developing nation and had a child, he said “Well, that little boy has a really smart mom.”  It really changed how I see other people’s situations and how their goals are not better or worse than mine, just different. 

Just my 2 cents.  Let those negative opinions roll off of you! 

Post # 9
Member
84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@alyssaC:  Yes, there are many professors who aren’t encouraging about teaching – I think many Profs are in teaching for the research aspect, not the teaching aspect, so their view can be skewed. And no, not many people can handle a gr 9 class well – they are crazy with hormones! lol! 

Leave a comment


Sent weekly. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Find Amazing Vendors