At one point in their life everyone has been asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Do you want to know what I said? Not a nurse.
I didn’t exactly know what a nurse did back then but both my sisters wanted to be one. So I, being the one that never wanted to do what everyone else was doing, knew that I didn’t want to be one.
At that time, I had been introduced to computers. This was the ’80s. I thought that I wanted to do something with them when I grew up. What? I had no idea.
Before this question was posed to us, I had wanted to be a teacher. During the summer while we were outside playing all I ever wanted to play was school and I wanted to be the teacher. Needless to say, no one wanted to play that game very much!
I enjoyed learning and I still do. For fun I would pick up a textbook and do the problems. I would read something and answer the questions in the back. In school, I felt we didn’t have enough homework!!
Well, somewhere I started seeing how teachers were treated. I saw how students behaved. I knew then that teaching may not be my calling.
So, the journey begins!