When I left high school, I went straight into a Communications degree at university.
I took up a job in Advertising upon graduating.
It then quickly became apparent to me that I did not want to spend my life trying to convince consumers of the benefits of one brand of toilet paper over another. (And why are we using puppies to sell toilet paper?!)
So I answered a job ad in a newspaper. (Because remember when you used to apply for jobs via the newspaper?!)
I took a leap of faith and became a Tour Guide.
Guiding was an insane amount of fun but eventually I became weary of living out of a suitcase.
That’s when I realised that Teaching was for me.
Advertising taught me the importance of constructing a strong message.
Tour Guiding taught me the importance of delivering your messages in engaging and entertaining ways.
Teaching was a perfect combination of these skills. Creating fun and engaging lessons to deliver core messages.
No day of teaching is ever the same. It’s varied, it’s fast-paced, there is little time to make it to the bathroom.
Jokes aside, it is also incredibly rewarding.
Over at Mumtastic, I’ve written about a day in my life as a teacher.