My time is running out. Tick tock tick tock tick...
Tonight is my last night at Moe's in Brentwood. I have worked there since February 2005 with only six months off which I spent at Asurion. When I lock that door tonight my life will change forever. And no I am not being dramatic. My life has been comfortable in the classroom in a desk, but now I will transition to the other side; the educator. I am thankful for the time that it has taken me to get to this point in my educational career.
I would not be the man I am, and likewise gained the knowledge I have acquired, if I had taken another route. There was a weak moment in my life where I thought I was destined to pursue another career. I suffered through many semesters in the Music program, but came into my present situation only because of those experiences. God truly does guide our paths. Mine has come full circle, as all things do, and has thus made me a grateful child of God.
I begin my Student Teaching on Monday.
Am I nervous? ...ish. Yeah, nervous-ish. I was more nervous when I found out where I my placement was going to be, but now I am more comfortable with the idea of this being my last semester. And who wouldn't be comfortable with that? I mean, it has taken me long enough to finish college. I should be excited (and I am).
I won't have to work any more weekends. Nights. Open to close shifts. Be anybody's manager. Fry chips. Roll those wonderful burritos. Call people in to cover for someone. Have a separate set of work clothes. Count the money and be held accountable for other adults' attitudes. But don't get me wrong. I have enjoyed my job these past few years...I am only more excited about moving into the classroom. And if I didn't feel that way, I would be in big trouble.
My responsibility will be the students in my classroom, and that is something I am confident I can handle with integrity.