After completing my Bachelor's degree, I went on to grad school in order to work toward a Master's degree in English. At that point, my plan was to find a teaching position at a two year college where I could teach general education courses without a PhD. Well, when graduation rolled around, there weren't any two year college positions available, so I had to take a high school job.
Since that time, I have tried to keep my eyes open for a college level position, and luckily enough, this summer one opened up. Back in July, I went for an interview and had to teach a mock lesson to the selection committee. Within a couple of weeks, they called to offer me the position.
You guys...I was soooo excited!
So, of course, I accepted. Now, this week, things are getting started. I have to show up Wednesday for some professional development sessions, and classes begin on the 29th! So, over the next couple of weeks I will be preparing syllabi and course calendars and getting used to my new office! Wish me luck!
How about you? Have you ever made a job switch in order to finally do something you have always wanted to do?