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: