Not why. Who?

If you ever asked me “why teaching” I probably wouldn’t be able to answer. I don’t really have a cliche answer as I don’t “love” children. My journey to choosing this career path was never based on a “why” it was much more of a “who”. The who has two parts to my journey, who convinced me and who I want to be.

There was a teacher who once caught me at my lowest and helped me to see through to the light at the end of the tunnel. She cared for me, offered me a smile and a shoulder to cry on when no one else offered. She was the part of my “who” that I will never forget. She was the part who convinced me that as a person this is who I want to be. I want to be the person who makes a difference to a child’s life when they feel they have nothing and no one else.

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