If for some reason, I woke up and found out I could no longer teach, what would I do instead? Well, I would do something as far away from education as possible! Being an "all-or-nothing" type of person, if I couldn't teach, or be a part of the teaching community anymore, I would want to have nothing to do with education. But, the question is what would I do...
Well, I know what I would not do! I would not be a housekeeper. Because I am really bad at that.
I would not be a baker, because that would mean I would have to wake up too early.
I could not be a chef because it would get too hot in the kitchen and I am not a nice person to be around when I am hot.
I could not be an actor because I cannot keep a straight face.
Now a back-up singer...Hmmmm...that might be fun! Of course, someone has to think I sing well enough to back them up. And, I am no longer 20, so that limits my options there.
We have a lot of books around our house (a lot, I am not kidding!). Perhaps I could own a used book store?
I have always fancied owning chickens and an organic apple orchard. Sounds intriguing, but, again, a lot of work.
As it turns out, I don't know what I would do if I had to quit teaching. I don't know if I will be a classroom teacher the rest of my career, I do love research and putting research into practice. But a teacher I am and a teacher I will always be. I can't help myself, it is my passion.
Just hanging around waiting for school to start back up!