Tonight, I held my very first sign language class! It was so exciting to bring together my love of teaching and American Sign Language to begin giving lessons.
Sometimes, I think I'm crazy (yes, yes, all of my friends are now sitting there murmuring their agreement... let me finish...) because I have so many interests that I want to pursue. I love working with kids and I want to teach. I love learning about Deaf Culture and improving on my sign language skills. I love writing and am working toward finishing my novel in order to become a published author. I love baking. I love doing arts and crafts. The list goes on and on. Sometimes I feel like I need to ignore some of my interests in order to focus on just one thing that I can follow for my career path. But then I realize that I can put my hobbies and interests to good use and sometimes make a little money by doing what I love. Maybe I'm not teaching in a classroom yet, but I've combined my teaching degree and my Deaf Studies minor to start these ASL classes. Once in a while, I'm lucky enough to make a cake for someone and get paid for it. I've even sold some of my craft pieces and personalized children's books. Maybe I can't focus on each one of my interests at the same time, but I can still enjoy them and earn some extra income once in a while.
I'm so excited to move forward with these sign language classes and see where I can go from here. As always, my head is full of big ideas and I'm ready to take action... I'm looking forward to finding advanced classes to improve my own skill in signing, and we'll see just how far my knowledge of ASL will take me.
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