25 Thoughts You Have When Riding Public Transportation

25 Thoughts You Have When Riding Public Transportation

You are never truly sure where you are headed...

Sometimes. I feel like I am always waiting for life to happen. I feel like I just sit, and contemplate, as these images fly past my vision. Oh wait, that's a car, and that's my time rushing right past me.

In my 20 years of life, I have probably spent a solid year of that standing in the heat and snow, waiting for my fucking bus. It's a never ending cycle of looking for bus stops and religiously studying route maps and times. If you understand my no car struggles, you will have thought these same things:

1. Let's get to the stop 5 minutes early so I don't miss it

2. Wait, did I miss it?

3. Fuck, I did miss it.

4. It's OK I only have to wait 30 minutes for the next one.

5. I wonder what that stain is on the seat...

6. Uh, Excuse me, please stop talking on speaker phone.

7. Why does this person not have shoes on?

8. I am so bored, I am going to make life stories up about people. (You were once a shoemaker and now you sell bracelets to pay for your diabetes medicine.)

9. Why is this person eating a chipotle burrito on the bus?

Why not. Who has time for a table?

10. If I fall asleep, will I miss my stop?

11. Can I leave my trash on the floor without people seeing?

12. Why does this man have his hand down his pants?

13. Fuck, I wish I could afford a car.

14. Is that person homeless, or a hipster?

15. God, why does it smell like this person hasn't showered in a month?

16. That person is hella cute. I gonna sit next to them and make subtly eye contact.

17. Fuck, we almost hit a person.

18. Holy shit, someone I recognize!

19. Why hasn't this person broken eye contact in 5 minutes?

20. I think I accidentally touched someone's butt... or dick.

21. If I wasn't claustrophobic, I am now.

22. Fuck, I left my headphones... again.

23. Imma be so late.

24. I guess this isn't so bad after all, it's cheaper than driving.

25. And... never mind.

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Yes, I Want To Be A Teacher

"You know you don't make that much money, right?"

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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