What’s Next?

Thinking about the next chapter in my life scares me. I know that it needs to be something that will make my parents proud because I do not want to be the person who lives at home and isn’t willing to find that next step to their journey. At the young age of 18 we are thrown into this new world and are supposed to take a shot in the dark on what we want to do for the rest of our lives. It has to be something that can pay off the never ending amounts of student loans as well as generate some form of an income that you are able to live and finally stop eating cereal for every meal.

I am looking at my last semester of college. The only thing that is keeping me from getting that $60,000 piece of paper is student teaching. I am very excited to put the last 4 years of work into student teaching. I don’t want to wish it away but I do want to move on to the next phase of life after college. Thinking about leaving my life that I have lived for 4 years is scary but I know I am ready. The “see you laters” I will have to say, on the other hand I am not ready for. I have developed a family here and would not have been able to make it through the countless thoughts of “Theses standards, direct instruction lesson plans, Common Core, units can go…” my mom might read this so I should probably keep this PG… (:

If I had a dollar for every time I have been asked “Where are you going to teacher after graduation?” I could probably make a pretty good payment on my student loans. The truth is I don’t know. I love my state of Iowa. I love the friendly people you meet in the grocery store and the endless farm fields. I also love the great state of Texas and beautiful blue bonnet fields. There are so many other great places that could be calling my name. I want to impact children. I want to give them the hope, strength, and knowledge to make their dreams happen. Wherever I am called to I will go with an open heart and an open mind. I have an amazing support system behind me that will allow me to chase my dreams and catch me if I fall.  I am forever thankful for them. Whatever ends up coming my way I know I can do it and I know that I am reading for this. 


Change the world my friends,

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One thought on “What’s Next?

  1. I love this Cassie – and you! I am so proud of the hard work you have put in so far and I know that you will make a difference in many children’s lives – wherever your heart and crazy world takes you!


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