‘My dream job…’ says the Imagination Prompt Generator. Oooooh, I like that one! I’ve often wondered what else I might have done if I hadn’t gone straight through the educational system and popped out the other side as a teacher. Some days, generally the ones where I walk in the door and my husband asks ‘staff or students’ as he can tell by the look on my face that it’s been a bad one, I still wonder what I could do instead. I never really entertain these thoughts for very long because, on the whole, I enjoy my job.
When I was at school and making university choices I took a long time to decide between teaching and architecture. I loved the idea of the technical drawing and designing buildings, but I knew that I wasn’t really creative enough, or perhaps brave enough, to come up with ideas for exciting new buildings. I also didn’t fancy the idea of seven years doing a degree, four years doing teaching was quite enough for me.
I joke with my friends that I would love to open a shop. My husband runs his own music shop and is used to the retail environment, but I don’t think I could cope with the unpredictability of the cash-flow. Practicalities aside, I would love to either have a cake shop or a craft shop where I could get experts to come in a run courses and have lots of fabric, books and crafty paraphernalia to get the creative juices flowing. Or even better, a craft shop with a little cake shop at the back!
Enough with the flights of fancy; I go back to work on Monday after a week off and I must do some planning or they’ll be a riot in my classroom and I’ll definitely be looking for a new job!