A Teacher is a Servant

I just started my first day of my 3rd year in my university today and all I can say that it was amazing. I’m here furthering my education to help other young minds further theirs. There’s nothing more rewarding than knowing one day I can help young students reach their full potential and achieve the impossible. To me, that’s the greatest form of servitude that I can ever give besides giving myself to God.

I may not make a lot of money in the future or even have the elite status of other professions, but I’m here making a difference. This profession may not be as glamorous or even make a potential date impressed but this is a part of who I am. I love helping children learn and develop into the best versions they can be. I volunteer at multiple children organizations within my church and other school districts. Some say its just to network and build that resume, but I do it for more than that. I do it for the students and to make them smile everyday.  I love teaching them different subjects and seeing them improve through hard work and dedication. They all have the potential to be remarkable adults one day. I just believe it only takes one person to make that an inspiration for them.

In my classes this semester, I’ll be learning how to properly establish myself as a teacher among different students from disabilities to high achievers. Yet, to me, they are all the same and unique all at once. A disability nor their test scores determine the person they are or the potential success they can achieve. I believe through my time serving these children, I can make a huge difference in how they perceive themselves. I want them to know that they are loved and cared for. I want them to know they have someone that believes in them even if their home situation or background isn’t the best. I’m not going into this profession to make big bucks, I’m going into it for my big heart. I have a big enough heart that wants to share and give time towards children. I want nothing but the best for them and I strive to be the best teacher I can be.

I may not be the most beautiful, intelligent, or even the best woman in the world, but if I can make just one child feel like they can conquer the world then I did my part. Maybe not everyone will see that or even see the beauty of what I’m doing. They might admire it but they won’t appreciate it and that’s okay. I’m not looking for validation or praise for what I’m doing. If my potential partner or people in my life can’t see it, then its their loss. Sure, there’s better women out there but I pride myself in what I’m doing. I’m not doing it for myself at all and that’s a refreshing concept to drink down with a glass of water. They might drive me crazy, but these students make my life better. They make me stay humble, resourceful, and compassionate.  It’s seriously the most rewarding thing I can ever do in my life and I hope it means something to the one I spend my life with and the people around me.

I love that I can give myself up to the students who brighten my day and make my life so wonderful. I will keep doing that even if I’m tired or cranky. I don’t care if the school I teach is in a bad area because I still get to do something amazing. Might not be the most exciting, but its worthwhile to me. Hopefully, someday, someone can see that too.

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