Way back when I dreamed of being a writer. I published many novels when I was in the second grade. Then I discovered that I would really love to teach. I knew at a young age that I wanted to work with students with special needs. For a while, I had dreams of opening my own school to give students a place to belong and a place to be taught.
I went into teaching. Was I driven...I had plans to become a principal or director of special education. My ambition was strong. I joined committees and got my master's degree. I was focused and moving forward.
But then life shifted. One relationship didn't work out as I expected. I blame some of it on being a workaholic. I was absorbed.
So when I found the man I would build my life with, I shifted. We have a great life full of loads of family time. I don't want to do anything to mess with what we have created.
When I was asked to scrap with the theme of ambition, I immediately thought of how my career path has shifted. I am located in a place where teaching suits me just fine. Being a wife and mom suit me even better.
A layout like this is why I started scrapbooking in the first place. I wanted an outlet to describe my feelings and communicate all the parts of my life. This one is very personal. I used the September kit from Scrapbooking From the Inside Out to make this page.
I adore what I do for a living. I love the kids and the families. I am not ready to be away from that day to day interaction. I love that my career allows me to be passionate about what I do, while also allowing me time to be passionate about who I am and who I love.
My journaling, which shares the story.
Life has a way of shifting, of bringing you right where you need to be. Those dreams and goals developed way back when morph into the here and now. When I reflect, I am content.