Have you ever wanted to teach a pack of thirty 12 year old kids?
That’s OK. Not many people find the prospect appealing.
But I did it for three years, and while it wasn’t easy, it was very rewarding.
I loved my experience as a teacher, and I was disappointed that I couldn’t continue to teach when I moved to Vancouver (without doing another 4 year degree, of course).
But as they say: When one door shuts, another one opens! And with my move to Vancouver came a career change and I found myself launched into the wonderful world of marketing.
As with any job, your old experiences influence how you approach a new position.
This can sometimes be a negative thing, but at other times, a positive. I
wasn’t sure what connections there was between teaching and marketing or what influence my teaching experience would have on my
current role as a marketer, but as time goes by and I get more
comfortable in my new career, there have been certain areas where I can see my old teacher-self shine through.