Christine, Wondering

Random Musings of a Human Becoming

Sunday, December 31, 2006

The End of 2006

Wow, doesn't that sound weird?

I don't know where this year has gone. I swear it's only a few minutes since I was camped at Mum's house with no job and no house, hoping that everything would come together and I wouldn't wind up too broke.

And yet I know I've lived through an entire year since then - so much has happened!

The most important thing I've learned this year has been about myself: I'm not suited to a desk job. Strange but true. I can happily mooch away an entire day in front of the computer during my own leisure time, but sit me in front of a computer and make me work, and I die of boredom and struggle to get anything done. I need a people-oriented job. That was a very necessary discovery! It makes me very certain that teaching really is the right path for me.

In many ways 2006 has been frustrating, as I've been treading water and waiting for my life to get underway again. But, on the other hand, my life hasn't really stood still. I've grown a lot and learned a lot, and even managed to lose some weight. I'm stronger, surer, and know myself better, than I would have done if I'd just launched straight into teaching after quitting archaeology. This year may have annoyed me at times, but I don't regret it.

Best wishes for 2007, everyone!


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