Thank you all so much for your support on my last post. I will admit I was a little worried that I may get some negative comments because I was being so vulnerable, but I really got nothing but a positive and supportive response, and I’m really so thankful for that. You all are the best!
Yesterday was not the best day for my self esteem. I am studying to be a teacher and in the fall I will be going into a middle school classroom 4 days a week. Well I got told yesterday by an advisor that I really need to get a more professional look and demeanor since I’m so young and short (I’m 5’1”).
I can’t really go into specifics, but it just kind of got me down. As cheesy as it sounds, I want to be the best teacher I can possibly be. This is all I’ve ever wanted to be, and I honestly can not even imagine myself as anything else.
So I learned a hard lesson through this, that even constructive criticism that you agree with is hard to hear. I know that I’m short and I know that will impact the way the middle school students see me. I know that I have a quiet voice. These are parts of myself that I’ve grown to love, and now I need to “overcome” them in order to do what I’ve always wanted to do.
The next few years are going to be years of growth for me. I’m going to graduate college soon and be more independent. I’ll be getting my first job and learning as I go. Who knows what other changes the next few years will bring me! I’m nervous, but excited. I know I can get through it because I have a wonderful support system of family and friends.
Speaking of wonderful friends, Morgan was so sweet to send me a package of cookies last week. This definitely put a huge smile on my face! Thank you, Morgan!
I hope you’re all having a great week!