This semester, I’m doing my capstone project, which includes being an intern at an elementary school library in town.
This was my first week going to the school, and today, now that some of the uncertainty of a new location, new people, and new responsibilities has worn off a bit, I find myself wanting to skip and sing with joy.
It is a little bit scary to get a degree in something you don’t have a lot of experience in. It’s kind of frightening to pay thousands of dollars to go to school, without knowing for absolute certain that you’ll love what you’re going to do when you’ve finished paying all that money and going to all those classes.
Now I know.
I love working in a school library.
Today I checked in books, helped kids find the King Tut biographies they wanted, participated in three or four story times, filled out a book order (could anything be more awesome than placing an order for 155 books? No), and read several books. I enjoyed every moment of the three hours I spent in the library this morning.
It’s my first week, of course. I know there will be days when I want to tear my hair out, but over all, I am brimming with joy, more anxious than ever to graduate and to get to work.