The most empowering, life-changing, beautiful thing to do is to work with children.
Ever since I was a child myself, I knew what I wanted to do. Work with children. My job choices varied as I grew up, changing from being a babysitter, to child optometrist, to a pediatrician, and to a teacher. The only thing they all had in common was working with children.
It did not matter how young I was, I had already realized that children were special. There is just something so unique and beautiful about these young humans that draws me to them. I want to learn from them and teach them.
Luckily I have had many opportunities that have allowed me to follow my dreams including babysitting jobs, nanny jobs, and teaching jobs. Each job has given me so much happiness and love which constantly reminds me that my future is positive. Knowing that I will always find enjoyment in what I do, is so satisfying.
One of the best things about working with children is the fact that they always keep me on my toes. The children I have been nannying for the past two summers keep me going from morning till night, and each year I come back and get to see their development and how much they have learned. At the end of the summer, I am always disappointed to leave them.
During the school year, I babysit for two different families, these children are older and range between ages 7 and 12. The two boys I babysit during the week are so smart, and I love watching them throughout the school year and being able to compare what they have learned. The one boy I watch every Saturday keeps me up to date on all video games and is almost like a little brother to me.
The job that keeps me going however, is my job with Jumpstart. Jumpstart is an educational literacy program that brings its resources into low income preschools. It is a non-profit job that has opened up my eyes to so much diversity and problems in our economy. Those children change every single day, and throughout all of their issues at home they come to school and smile. Each year I have seen different sides of poverty and it is heart breaking. But knowing that by providing consistency and love, these children have so many possibilities out there for them.
Children emit so much positivity, love, and light, which allows me to see a future that is bright. I love knowing that children will always be a part of it. Personally I cannot think of a where I would not want to work with children. They truly inspire me by being the last bit of beautiful innocence left in our world.