I've gotten through that awkward phase of transitioning from student to teacher.
And now I'm a one year old teacher.
So. Did I enjoy it?
I have my dark days. And everytime I feel like a loser for not being able to control students, make them give a fuck, I'd be highly motivated to get out from school after I've finished my government bond. In which I have another 4 years to go.
I learned to care about kids who are not related to me - and I realised that could hurt me a lot. Especially when they don't care about themselves. Time, money and energy is wasted, and an array of diseases would come knocking on my door.
I learned that being a teacher doesn't mean just teaching. You have to do a million fucking odd jobs at the same time.
I learned that your colleagues can be your best friends, and some of them can be sharks. Shark in a dugong's skin.
And I have learned that I can't save them all. Which is still utterly depressing for me. Maybe I'm gonna need another year to gain thicker skin.
But did I enjoy it?
Maybe. I do enjoy a Teacher's Day Celebration.
Yeah, we eventually had it like, two months later from the exact date.
And I thought my first Teacher's Day Celebration at my previous school was awesome.
But my current school is pretty rad. 100% organised by students for teachers.
We had a 'sukaneka'.
We had a Fashion Show.
In which of course I won :D
And they build huge wedding-like tents and fed us.
Though I was not so much inundated with gifts this year unlike the previous...
But as a whole class gift, this is radically awesome. And pretty!
So. Do I enjoy being a teacher?
Despite all the shiteous things I have to go through, there is a pot of gold waiting for me at the end of the day.
This is only the first year. Might as well enjoy the next four years, eh?