Why is it that every time I have a parent/teacher interview, I start thinking I should have done teaching? I've just come back from my year seven interview and heard nothing I already didn't know about my son. He is the politest, most well-mannered young man in the class; his presentation leaves a lot to be desired; and academically, he is capable of more. Exactly the way he is at home! Full of I beg your pardon's, pleases and excuse me's; his bedroom is constantly a mess and he's always in such a hurry, he can only ever give anything 50%. No surprises here and if this is the worst I have to hear, I'm happy - he's an absolute angel! But as usual, I've come home thinking about what a rewarding job teaching would be. I've been seriously considering transferring (next year) to Early Childhood, which would mean starting again - so another 4 years. If I stay in the degree I'm in, it means another two years to finish this one and then two more years doing a Graduate Diploma. So...another 4 years. Ugh - decisions, decisions!!!!
In the mean time I've enrolled in next semester's subjects. As usual, over the holidays I've come to believe myself invincible and that I could actually do a full-time study load. I've chosen - 'Reading Fiction', 'Prose and Essay Writing', 'Fame and Celebrity' and 'Screen Analysis 2'. Subjects that all sound right up my alley but which will in no way be of any use to me as an early childhood teacher. I can definitely see a pattern forming here. Whenever things are going well, I change my mind and decide I want to do something else!!! Although in my own defence, I have been thinking of teaching for quite a while. Hmmm...it's not good for a Libran to be so undecided!