I have been volunteering teaching adult ESL for 8 years, and have been substitute teaching in Adult Basic Education for 1 year. I have an ABE certificate and am working on my ABE license. Now, I am applying for an ESL teaching position where I volunteer.
For the last 2 weeks, and for at least 1 more week, I have been subbing where I volunteer. I have been enjoying it so much. It is a weird feeling for me when I teach. I sometimes feel like it is not me, but a me that I don't get to see very much. It is a me that feels alive, and feels the power of God flowing through me. It is the me that has no worries, and no sadness. It is the me that I always wanted to be.
There is not much else in my life where I feel this way. Relationships are a challenge, writing is a love/hate thing. I rarely feel like I am my best self in these things. And of course, the every day chores I hate to do.
But in teaching, I feel joy and peace, and I never want that feeling to end. It's like a high in a way.
I hope I get this job. I hope I will be successful at it. I hope I will continue to feel this way.
I thank God I finally found something that makes me feel good about myself, and makes me feel like I am making a difference in my little corner of the world.