I remember when I was young I never ever intended to become a teacher. I can even still remember clearly that there was a time I told myself not to be a teacher for reasons that my life would be as a student and that would make life the most boring one could have.
But what I am now? I am a Teacher and it is my choice. How did this change anyway? Oh well, getting a degree in Mass Communications was splendid. I worked in Corporate Communications and did enjoy enjoy in-house advertising works from designing flyers to assisting product presentations and promotions. One of the "bests" of my life until it came to a point that I thought it was fun to have a career change. I became an ESL instructor in a Korean School in Cebu and sooner one of the Academic Supervisors. That time I was also taking my Masters in ELT and later I found myself here in Bangkok as an English Language Instructor.
I love my life, I don't have regular work hours as I'm working for a Language Center. It means, I can work as early as 8.30 in the morning until 9 o'clock in the evening and this varies every semester, depending on the work schedule! My school project is in a university and I got some classes in government schools this time. Been loving my work due to the variety it offers. My weekends aren't free and it's fine to get a day's off a week. Imagine dealing with four-year olds to 60-year-old students! It's challenging both emotionally and mentally and I have to prepare different lesson plans for different kinds of learners.
Perhaps this work feeds my desires, I have more freedom and I'm earning enough I think. Plus the countless lessons I get to learn from the people I deal with.
Yes, I'm a TEACHER, I'm both proud and lovin' it!