So, it’s been almost a month since I started my new job as a Teaching Assistant. I am really enjoying my role and find that it’s super rewarding getting to really know the children in my class. I feel quite lucky that with my role, I have an almost unique relationship with the children – being someone they can come to, to talk about anything and everything, participating in their make-believe games etc. I guess you could say, this job has opened my mind up to how I am still a child at heart, and always will be. I think an area of development for me, at the moment, is behavioural management strategies. But I think this will come with time too. I just need to learn from my mamma (TA too), how to use the stern voice and also, to follow through consistently.
In two weeks, I will begin my second job. I am looking forward to figuring out how I will fit everything in, but I have no doubt that I can do it! I know the first two weeks may be difficult, but after that, I will be working from home – so that reduces the burden of driving. Yes, I still get a little bit tired from driving… not sure if its a new driver thing, or if driving is just tiring for me. Haha.
What else is going on?
I am taking a quick breather from exhausting my mind thinking about my future and what routes to take. I’m really hoping that I just will know when the time comes.
What I do know as of right now, is that, I want to go into academia/research 100%. But I also want to work as a clinician too. For someone who has just graduated, this dilemma is torturous. I can’t work out the best way to do both. But I think, if I just choose one for now and then give that my full 100% then I will find it super easy in the future to pick up the second. So, I think that is what I will do. I think it might be the only option, now that I think about it… Wow. We shall see.