I'm studying accounting right now. Not much excitement there, but I also have a degree in audio recording and that turned out to be a poor career choice. I'm not complaining; I just always feel like I should qualify my entrance into the exciting world of accounting.
What age group/subject do you teach? I used to want to be a teacher, but at some point I realized that I'm terrible with children. They take one look at me and somehow know I have no control over the situation.
I'm also a nature lover! Growing up I had every pet you could possibly imagine. I even raised some baby squirrels that fell out of a tree. I couldn't tame them, though, and they bite hard!
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