Ever-Changing Reflection

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility.
~ Kahlil Gibran

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wishful Wednesday: Youth job

'I wish' .... I could go back and spend one day working at a job from my youth, and it would be teaching dance!

Back in high school, I spent my Saturday mornings teaching pre-school-aged kids ballet and tap. And I got PAID for it! I kinda took it for granted at the time because it meant not staying out too late Friday nights with my friends (my class was at 8 A.M.) and not sleeping in Saturday mornings. As a 17-year-old, this was a big deal! 

Now, I would love to go back to that job. I loved my kids, even though they certainly tested my patience when they preferred running the length of the studio in their tutus rather than perfect their first position! The best thing of all was I was sharing my passion for dance and earning money for it; it was like one of those jobs in which you  never work a day of your life. 

I only taught for a year because college took front and center on my life stage. Looking back, I think I would have worked harder to complete my certification so I would have teaching to fall back on now.


Traveller said...

You could still do it now! I wish I could dance ;)

Sara McCarty said...

I taught dance and gymnastics too!! And I loved it!! Totally wish I could go back and teach it again. Hell, I just wish I could dance and do gymnastics again!

Kristin said...

what a fabulous job! i'm picturing a room full of tiny tights and tutus running amok. ;)

Jessica said...

I bet that had to be one of the most adorable things to watch, too! I can't imagine. A bunch of 4 and 5 year olds in tutus trying to dance...oh no!

Sierra said...

That sounds like a lovely job, maybe you should go back and do it!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

Absolutely lovely!!!