Tuesday, March 8, 2016
What I Could of Been
I love talking to our school counselor. Talking about everything but especially about the brain and why people do the things they do and act the way they act. I love reading books about the brain specifically mental disorders. I still think about the book The Price of Silence by Liza Long. The brain is fascinating!
While talking to the counselor about why our students behave the way they do she said that she might of become a doctor but she would of had to work at it (not too much work but hard studying). Being a counselor came easy for her.
That made me think.
When I was a senior in high school we did a research project. We had to research the job we wanted when we graduated. I researched psychology. I made a 102 on that project. I still have the folder. Ha!
But when it really came down to it I couldn't see myself becoming a psychologist. Psychology would of been work I had to really work at.
I wanted to do something that still interested me but also came a bit easier for me. So I became a teacher. Specifically a teacher of the Deaf.
I LOVED being a teacher of the Deaf. But I also knew that there was a 5 year burn out rate so I wanted to get my master's degree.
I thought I wanted it in diagnostics. I love testing, analyzing, and labeling... for a lack of a better word. But then I went to my first IEP meeting and quickly decided that becoming a diagnostician was NOT for me. Oh the paperwork! Oh the law! Oh no to it all!
So I took a year and looked around the school (per my mom's suggestion) and decided that the library was for me. So I got my masters in library science.
If I hadn't become a teacher I would of been a psychologist. But I would of had to work at it. I could of done it but I'm glad I didn't.