My passion in life is teaching and working with children with special needs. I finished my degree in special education in December of 2009, but no teaching position was offered to me. In the meantime, I continue to provide care in their homes to a few children with severe Autism, and I love spending time with these boys.
As of May 2013 I have accepted a full time position working with children with Autism in a residential facility. I am super excited about this opportunity.
I have recently realized that, other than a few things along the way, I have led a rather charmed life. I have had my heart broken and have suffered other losses, but my family has always been there to help me pick up the pieces and move on with life. That said, I could not do without contact with my parents. They have helped me in many ways to become the person I am today, and I know they will continue to help me improve on this person and become something more. As I realized my charmed life, I also realized how easily that most things have come to me. Until recently, I have never had trouble making friends. School was always fairly easy for me. I have kind of fallen into a number of jobs along the way as well.
In my spare time, I like to do lots of different types of crafts. I have tried knitting, sewing, and many other things. I also enjoy reading a good book. The books that catch my interests tend to be classics or modern classics written for teenagers.
When I try to describe myself as a person, it is difficult. There are many things that I do that do not really define who I am. I am very sensitive and emotional. I get angry and upset easier than most people I know, and I tend to cry over silly things. I have always been this way, and I doubt it will change. I am also hard to get to know because I can be very shy and private until I really trust someone. I dated a pathological liar for four years without having a clue that he was lying and have found it hard to open up to people since then.
Overall, I am a good listener, an amazing friend, and someone who cares deeply or doesn't care at all.
I am kind of in a precarious place in my life where I am trying to do the same thing I was trying to do ten years ago; find my place in the world. I have struggled my entire life with trying to form genuine relationships; relationships where I am neither clingy not distant. I still have not figured that out.
Other than that, I am a student, finishing my master's degree in special education. I do not have a full time job right now, but I work part time for a family with a thirteen year old boy with autism. I keep him and his sister entertained while their parents work.
where do I want to be in ten years