What did you discover (big or small) in 2011?
I will be perfectly fine if I don't end up being a teacher.
The degree that I will graduate with in May is a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Teaching. The goal of this degree is to go on to graduate school and get a Masters in whatever area of teaching you want to pursue. My plan, up until this year, has been to go to graduate school (maybe not right away) and get the schooling and certificate to teach high school English/Language Arts. And while I still think that this might be a fun job someday, it is not something that I can't live without.
This past year, I have discovered many other things I would like to do with my life. In January, I got my first sewing machine and discovered how much I love to make things with my own hands. This year I have also re-discovered my love of writing and realized how much I would like to finish the first draft of a novel. But more than all of those, I want to be a mother. And I don't know if I want to wait until after grad school to do that!
There are plenty of other things I can do with my degree though, even if I don't go onto teaching. Some options I have thought about are doing an afterschool program/hang out place for teens in the community to go to. This would dovetail very nicely with my husband's future ministry. I could even teach a few classes or do some tutoring. I have also developed a passion for teaching young girls the basics of running their own home. I would love to do a series of classes for them that show them things like cooking, sewing, budgeting, etc. These are both things that I can do as a ministry that utilize my degree.
As nerve-wracking as it is to not really know what I will be doing after graduation, it is just mostly exciting. I have some direction and I know how to do a lot of stuff. In a sense, "the world is my oyster." And I'm ready to go out and discover the plans that God has for me. :)