“What if you Won the Lottery?”

This is the question that lead me to becoming a teacher.

I was a second year university student, further away from knowing what I wanted to do with my life than ever before.  I had considered engineering, nursing, business and everything in between at one point or another while trying to decide.  But then one day, a friend of mine asked me “What if you won the lottery?  What would you do then?”   Almost instantly, I said I’d want to teach.  I surprised myself with this answer, since teaching was probably one of the few things I had not seriously considered pursuing yet.  I had always tutored peers and often found myself thinking about how school could be more interesting and fun as I didn’t pay attention in high school.

To be honest, my vision for being a teacher quickly changed once I started my teacher education.  But, this was the one question I can thank for leading me into a career I can honestly say I love.

This Youtube video with Alan Watts narrating reminded me of this earlier today:

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