I've been meaning to post the whole week, but wasn't able to because I was really busy. My excuse is that I had to prepare and give a 3 day workshop for teacher training. I've sort of gotten used to my flexible hours at home so I underwent some adjustments for this week's full schedule. It felt like I was back at the weekly grind from grad school preparing for presentations.
Actually, I'm not done with grad school yet. I still have the humongous task of research work for my thesis before I finally get my degree. Friends and relatives have been asking me if I'm done with my studies. Those who don't know me really well have this assumption that I'm planning to open up my own school after I graduate. When I let them know that I don't really plan to, they give a surprised response that seem to say, "But why did you have to study?". They become even more confused when I give them the reason "I just wanted to, for personal growth."
To be honest, opening up a school did cross my mind. But this was before I became a teacher and found out that it wasn't as easy as the ABC's. It entails a lot of responsibility, to say the least. My experience this past year helped put me in perspective. In some way, it got me to prioritize what I needed to do. I'm so looking forward to do the things that I love and enjoy. I'm all bright and sunny about everything - which is how things really should be.