There's Nothing Wrong With Staying In Every Once In A While

There's Nothing Wrong With Staying In Every Once In A While

Life can be exhausting sometimes and it's nice to just stay in and chill.

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My second year of college, I began to embrace the mantra of college days and partied. People joke that partying is the main reason people attend college, but I never thought I would be one of those party kids until I discovered the magic of house shows.

However, every once in a while, I just need to stay the heck in, lounge on my couch in my sweats and hang out with my kitten. Life can be exhausting sometimes and it's nice to just stay in and chill.

The last two weekends, I have spent at least one night in and it's been exactly what I needed. This last weekend I ended up cleaning my apartment on Friday night and woke up to a sparkling clean place on Saturday morning without a hangover! Such an amazing feeling.

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Just because you're staying in doesn't mean you can't have fun! You could invite some friends over and watch some movies while hanging out. Staying in with a book that I've been dying to read doesn't sound like a horrible way to spend my nights either.

I think my favorite part about deciding to stay in is the ability to do whatever I want to do. I could just watch movies or binge watch a show on Hulu or play some video games. The world of my Friday night is open to whatever activity I want to do to achieve the ultimate level of relaxation.

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The true irony of this story is I realized how much I like to stay in once in a while after turning 21. Typically, I feel like most people go HOG wild after turning 21 and drink and smoke a ton that year. I seem to be going the opposite route, but I'm not mad about it at all. I'll be staying in and enjoying a nice bath while reading my fave book instead of getting beer spilled on me at a club.

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Yes, I Want To Be A Teacher

"You know you don't make that much money, right?"
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Yes, I want to be a teacher. Yes, I know what the salary of a teacher is like. Yes, I know that people will view my future career as “easy.” No, I would not want any other job in the world.

I am sure that I am not the only future educator who has had enough with hearing all the critiques about becoming a teacher; we are tired of hearing all the negative aspects because it’s obvious that the positives will ALWAYS outweigh those judgemental negative comments.

So, why do I want to be a teacher? I am sure that I speak for many other future teachers when I say that I am not doing it for the salary, benefits, or even the summer vacation (although that is a great plus!).

I want to be a teacher because I will be able to wake up on Mondays and actually be excited. Saturday and Sunday will be a nice break to relax, but I know that I will be ready to fill up my apple-shaped mug with coffee on Monday morning and be ready for a day full of laughs and new lessons for my students for the upcoming week.

I want to be a teacher because I get to have an impact on tomorrow's leaders. No, I don’t mean that I’m predicting my future student to be the president of the United States (but, hey, that would be a pretty cool accomplishment). I mean that I have the job to help students recognize that they have the power to be a leader in and out of the classroom.

I want to be a teacher because I don’t want an easy day. Challenges are what push me to greatness and success. Although many people think teaching is an easy profession, I know that it isn’t easy. It’s very hard, every day at every moment. But it is worth it when a student finally understands that math problem that stumped them for awhile and they have a huge smile from ear to ear.

I want to be a teacher because I want to work with kids. I mean, come on, what else is greater than a kid having fun and you’re the reason why? A picture might be worth a thousand words, but a child being excited and having fun while learning is worth a million.

I want to be a teacher because I don’t want a high salary. If I really cared about making a six-figure income, I would have chosen a different profession. Teaching is not about the check that I bring home every week or two, it’s about what I learn and the memories that I make; the memories that I get to share with my family at dinner that night.

SEE ALSO: To The Teacher Who Helped Shape Me

I want to be a teacher because there is nothing else in this world that I’d rather do for the rest of my life. Sure, there may be other jobs that are rewarding in more ways. But to me, nothing can compare to the view of a classroom with little feet swinging back and forth under a desk from a student learning how to write their ABCs.

Teaching may not be seen as the perfect profession for everyone, but it is the perfect profession for me.

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