I’ve been thinking about my next step once I leave the classroom. I thought about becoming a reporter; not as a mandated one, but a real-life reporter. I’d even like to do internet reporting.
If you know me, then you know that this is a big step for me because I was not allowed to ask questions as a child. My father was truly old school. He thought that kids should be seen and not heard. When my parents had company over, my siblings and I were not even allowed in the living room.
This affected so many aspects of my life. I never spoke up in class. If I had questions, I waited until after class; I always waited to speak up, never voicing my opinion, unless someone specifically asked for it; not being confident enough to make friends, etc…
Fast forward to 2018 and I am a totally different person now. I ask questions and make friends quite easily now (When I want to). It’s almost like a game. So much so, that I’ve turned meeting new people into a sort of interview process. As I was interviewing (making friends) with someone, I thought that I could totally turn this into something I’d enjoy doing.
Chalk this up to another thing I never thought I’d want to do!