This could sound funny but it is true. When I was a little girl I used to play with my sister and cousins. We pretended we were at school and most of the time I played as the teacher of the school and made my sister and cousins read short stories and then answer questions about them, or other times I made them memorize a poem or song. It was something so natural for me. One thing I never doubted was my sister’s and cousins’ complete obedience, this considering that I wasn’t the oldest but somehow they thought I was the experience personified. Even though this one was one of my favorite childhood games, I never thought about becoming a teacher in the future when I was a girl. I actually never thought about any career at all. By the time I finished school I had no clue what to do. I was admitted in the physics and chemistry programme in one university (one of my strengths at school) and in the civil construction programme in another. Then I decided not to take any of those chances, I took some time off instead, you know, to find myself.
I started working on my English and then I saw the light, I could become a teacher. That was something I enjoyed doing. I took the test to enter the University again with only one purpose….to enter in the teaching training programme.
Now, being an English teacher, I am the happiest person in the world. Working for a prestigious university makes me even happier – not because of the social status - but because it is demanding and I have to keep studying all the time, I keep learning new things from my students (psychology, sociology, arts, etc) I only wish the money aspect was better, but then again, no money can give me the satisfaction I get when I see my students learning, that’s priceless. I have never regreted my decision, what can I say? I love what I do.
- your dream jobs when you were a child
- other career options that you had at the moment of applying to university
- what made you decide in the end
- your experience at university until now
- the kind of job you would like to have
Word count: 120 words
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