After a very, very long hiatus from the social media profiles I used back at Brock for my teacher education program, I'm back. So much has happened over the last year and a bit that have brought me to where I'm at now: on the verge of being the kindergarten teacher in a classroom at a daycare that I've spent lots of time working at since 2010. I'm overjoyed, I'm nervous, I'm terrified... but mostly, I'm excited for a new challenge. To be honest, after graduating from Brock I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. I took some time to myself, reconnected with my family and friends, and then went back to work as a supply teacher at the daycare I'd been working at for a few years and was eventually hired on to work in an infant room, which is where I've been since last September. Over the last few months I really wasn't sure if teaching was for me anymore... I didn't know if I had lost my passion, if my passion was ever really truly for teaching, and if I needed to consider a different career path altogether. However, I was offered the position of kindergarten teacher and I couldn't pass up the opportunity - to work alongside an ECE I know is amazing, to stay in the building and with the organization I have come to know as a second home, and to go back to the age-group I had thought I wanted to teach from the get-go was too perfect to just let go because I was scared.
So, here I am. A few weeks away and I will be embarking on my first year as a Certified Teacher in a recognized, licensed Early Learning Kindergarten Program. I couldn't be more excited for the challenge! Stay tuned to see how it all pans out :)