With Halloween behind us, it got me thinking… When you were a child, how did you answer the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”
I ask my students this every year on their “Getting to Know You” paper I have them fill out. I always enjoy seeing all the different answers. Sometimes they want to be just like their Dad, whatever his current profession may be. For others it may be a rock star, though they are already rock stars in my eyes. Regardless what they write down I know it is something they are interested in.
When I was a child I had two answers for that question. I wanted to be a kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grade teacher or a spy detective. Even up to my years in high school I remember requesting and receiving flyers for information on working for the FBI. From this day I still enjoy watching NCIS, Criminal Minds, CSI (fill in the blank…) etc…
Well needless to say, I don’t work for the FBI but I did pursue elementary education teaching for the primary grades. (Deciding that 2nd grade would be ideal) Ultimately my inner passion and desire led me to teaching piano lessons as a full time profession. It is a profession that I love and enjoy each day. I love making a difference with my students, teaching them all about music. Not just how to play the piano but everything that encompasses music.
How about you, what did you want to be when you grew up?
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