Day 13 is about My Dream Job.
Today’s post is going to be shorter than the others.
I never really had a dream job to be honest. I’ve worked a lot of jobs, and while some have been good, and others bad, I can honestly say that I’ve never been happier than I am now in my current job as a teacher.
I never dreamed that one day I would be working and spending my days surrounded by babies and toddlers. That I would spend my days singing songs, dancing like an idiot, effortlessly maneuvering myself so I can comfort multiple children at the same time. That picking up babies (sometimes two at once) feels completely natural and normal to me. That care routines (feeding, sleeping, and nappies) would become second nature. That I can tell which child is behind me by their cry, laugh or walk. That while there are hard days, it’s all worth it when we laugh and play together, when they run (or in their case it’s more like a fast waddle) up to me for a cuddle, as I watch them grow up and learn how to walk, talk, push boundaries, make friends, learn empathy… That it’s a bittersweet feeling when these babies and toddlers grow up and move to the preschool side, and we’re not as close. But they still like to stop by and talk to me, to tell me about their new shoes, or what they did that weekend. I’ve been at my current job for over two years now, and I love every single child that comes under our care. Even the ones that love to push buttons 😛 I love the team that I am lucky enough to work with, and how we are all passionate when it comes to teaching.
So in that respect, I’ve found my dream job. I look forward to going to my job, and I also look forward to coming home and crashing after a big day of running around after all those cheeky monkeys.