I’m studying linguistics.
And I’m teaching English at a young offenders institution over the summer.
It’s a lot of fun, especially if any other ENTP’s were thinking of going into teaching; prisons ensure no day is the same lol.
I'm not one to give compliments lightly but you seem pretty rad. Those are both very interesting jobs.Oh! And uh, I want to plant a language school in the future, probably in a third world country. I have a lot of friends that are in that sort of sphere, and it sounds like a pretty good mix of fun and making the world a better place.
Thanks! 🙂 I’m only 21 though, so the future thing is only a dream at the moment.I'm not one to give compliments lightly but you seem pretty rad. Those are both very interesting jobs.
I am also a teacher, but I'm currently home with my kids. I have a masters degree in political science and was teaching high school social studies. I'd like to get back into it once my youngest goes to school full time. Which is in two more years... ugh. I love my kids and I appreciate that I get to be their mama while they're little. But I can't wait to be my actual self again as well. My entire identity feels like mom/wife/servant, visible to no one.
Oh without a doubt. 5 years. That's how long they're super dependent. Then they go to school all day and start to really learn to do things for themselves. That's the goal anyway.Thanks! �� I’m only 21 though, so the future thing is only a dream at the moment.
A masters in political science is pretty impressive, I’m barely making it through a bachelor’s degree. I think there’s a certain type of ENTP that’s ambition is high enough to be able to concentrate on studying for that long. I’ve always wanted to go out and explore the world too much, and I find studying really draining. I’m not sure I’d want to be a mum, for the reasons you just described. Would you say it’s worth it?
I found it was always the big picture that kept/keeps me going. In school, I realized the more I worked, the faster I would be out of there. Why slack and have to re-take classes or go longer just because I am easily distracted? I just made sure I allowed myself free unencumbered time when I was studying. I made Sunday night through Friday morning for school and studying and didn't touch a book, if I could help it from Friday afternoon until Sunday afternoon. I let myself go do things in the evenings during the week because I am crap at studying from about 5:00 until 9:00 and felt stifled but would go back to studying after 9:00pm.Oh without a doubt. 5 years. That's how long they're super dependent. Then they go to school all day and start to really learn to do things for themselves. That's the goal anyway.
I'm really big on perspective. And having children can be quite intellectually stimulating and it does give you a wealth of new perspectives (a child's perspective, a mother's perspective, a boy's, a little girl's, a baby's...) on many different things (conflict, love, new experiences, emotions...). You get to see what person is at the core before we heap on (sometimes totally arbitrary) social expectations.
Plus they brought a level of purpose and happiness to my life that was totally absent before. It's hard, but that unconditional, familial love -- there's nothing like it.
I've been told that I don't come off as a perceiver because I'm organized and on top of things. If only they had met me before I had kids, ha. It gave me a kick in the pants that I really needed. I work hard to make sure they have a nice home that is loving and yes, it's totally worth it.
There's a healthy balance between enjoying their cute/little years and looking forward to time when I can pursue my own interests.