They Call Me Ms. Smith | How I Became a Teacher. Again.

So, it’s been over a year since I left the classroom. Not a day had gone by without a bit of my heart aching for the children I left. I needed a year for clarity. I was looking for a sign, and to be honest, I wanted to be sure that this was what I wanted to do again. As fellow teachers will let you know, teaching is not for the faint of heart. However, I knew it was where my heart belonged, and soon as I need the push, it was there.

So as of today, I’m officially announcing that I’m going back to the classroom. All I want to do is love, teach, and uplift our children, especially our brown and black children in urban area. Pretty much for the rest of my life.

Photography and education are intertwined in my daily life once again. I’m nervous, excited, but overall, I’m ready. I know this is what I’m supposed to be doing right now, and I’m so thankful for my tribe for helping me through this year of growth and self-discovery.

It won’t be easy, but I know it will be worth it.



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