It’s Been A Ride

                It was Thursday, and I went to teach my student for the very last time. I take a bath, put on light powder on my face, spray perfume over my skin and clothes, then off I went to her house. On my way home, I felt such a great feeling. I felt happy despite all the problems at home. I sang along the way home. Then I realized, was I actually happy after teaching? Yes, indeed, I thought.

My journey of teaching began when I was on vacation on July. I didn’t have anything to do and I didn’t go to my hometown as always. Dad’s going to open a laundry business in Jogja, so I stayed in Jogja for holiday. I applied the job after a friend of mine recommended it to me. What the hell might as well try it? I could use the experience too. After I applied the job, not surprisingly I got my first part-time job. I did it with such enthusiasm, until I met with students who are not ‘friendly’. I became sad because this student really gets on my nerves. As I continue on teaching, I’ve met all kind of people from innocent, friendly, cheerful, and proud. Not all of them are easy to teach at, it concerns with me too. But either way, I’ve come to the end of my contract date, and I felt relieved.

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                On the last day of my contract, I still have to teach a student named Dinda to make up for last week’s I didn’t come to teach her. It’s nobody’s fault that I didn’t come to teach her. It was merely a miscommunication. The office said thought I’ve made arrangement with Dinda myself and I thought that the office should have called me to teach her. The misunderstanding is solved and I went to her house. I apologized first, indeed. Then she said it was okay. She can manage to do the examination and achieve enough grades for her to pass the class. This time, I teach with more confident as I’ve made plan of what I will teach. I was full in control of my emotion and manage to give her the knowledge that she needed.

The time goes so fast, and it was time to end the lesson. I call it a day, then say goodbye to Dinda and her mother. I explained that my contract is over and I won’t be teaching her again. But it seems like her mother actually happy to have me teaching her daughter. She said that I she wants me to continue on teaching her. Well, it’s okay with me. I said that I love teaching Dinda, and she was actually easy to teach. I said that she should talk to the office about the days passed without me teaching 5 weeks before. After that, I went home with such a great feeling.

I hope to continue teaching her actually, but this time without the contract holding me. I want to keep myself full of activities in order to forget about all the heart issues. I also want to have another job like a professional one and still searching for it. I hope that I’m able to get that job I want while finishing my study. I could use the extra money actually. And I don’t want to be unemployed because I’m used to having jobs on my hand. I can’t lose to that guy who can have steady job. I’m not working to be number one; it’s just that I don’t want to lose.

Hope you see and teach you soon, it’s been a ride having teaching all of you guys. . .

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