I’ve had a kind of tricky six months or so, a bit of a crisis on identity you might say. I’ve floundered a bit, I’ve changed my mind about what to do next roughly 300 times and I’ve really missed having an idea of what’s coming day to day, the routine of work.
In that time I’ve started taking on emergency teaching work. This, I have found, to be a soulless occupation and one I truly have not enjoyed. Walking into a class that isn’t mine, with students that I don’t know and in a school where the staff are busy and generally haven’t got time or head space to welcome in a new CRT (and I was guilty of the same when I was teaching so I get it). That’s not to say I haven’t met some absolutely lovely students and that when I’m clearly lost there will be another teacher that notices and points me in the right direction, but it’s just not for me. I do it simply and only for the money and that’s not a way I want to live.
However, I think I may have finally found my new calling and I am really excited about it. I have decided to dedicate the next six months to becoming a librarian. It makes so much sense. I LOVE books and reading and studying (all of which happens in libraries) and I can still stretch my educator muscles every now and again. I’ve enrolled FULL TIME in an Information Management program at RMIT which started this week. Clearly it’s very early days, but when I even found the cataloguing class interesting (and dare I say it, exciting) I though I may be onto something here.
I actually remembered, once I settled on this new direction, that I dressed as a librarian for a walk-a-thon we did at primary school. I think the theme was something like what you want to be when you grow up…. if only that had come back to me a bit sooner. Mind you I also wanted to be a zoologist, so maybe that could be next?
In the meantime life is going to be busy, but I am hoping to still be able to write a blog post every week or so, reviewing books, sharing thoughts, swapping recipes, and increasing my supply of cardigans (compulsory librarian attire I believe).
Til the next one (a book review I think)