When I grow up, can I be a professional bar mitzvah tutor?
I am in love with my job.
In college, I could major in Haftarah trope with a minor in the Friday night service. Either that, or I could major in “relating to 7th graders” and minor in “dealing with their parents.”
Really, can I have this job forever? Please?
More and more I’m realizing that I can’t imagine doing anything with my life that doesn’t involve teaching. Nothing makes me consistently happy like tutoring–I walk into my lessons tired or sad or bored, and I come out feeling like a better person.
I also like to lead services, and help others learn to lead services. Hmm…a career where you lead services and teach bar mitzvah students? Sounds familiar.
But I could never be a cantor, could I? While I do like the sound of my own voice, I can’t imagine that many others would. My voice isn’t show-off-y enough, and I always lose my voice when I use it too much.
Also, it would be pretty weird to major in journalism at Northwestern (no guarantees, but we’re keeping our fingers crossed) and then become a bar mitzvah tutor, right?
At least I’ve found something I love to do for now.
*10 points to anyone who understands the reference in the title.