Tuesday, August 18, 2009

My Shop Around The Corner

Ever seen the movie "You've Got Mail?" That is one of my favorite movies, largely due to Meg Ryan's Shop Around The Corner. Ever since I saw that movie, I have had the desire to have my own Shop Around The Corner. Unfortunately, not all dreams come true just like that.

Here I am, 10 years later, and still dreaming of that little bookstore. More than owning a little bookstore, I want to become a children's librarian. Most of the people who hear about this laugh or scoff at me. I am quite used to comments like "Isn't a librarian just a person who sits behind the desk and lends out books?"

Maybe. Then again, there is so much more to being a librarian than loaning books. Anyhow, you might not know it but librarianship was my major in university. Since I got a job in another field (teaching English!) while I was still working on my thesis, however, I had not had a chance to practice my profession.

Now that I hit the big 3-0, I am thinking it's about time that I pursued one of my dreams. Yes, I am launching on a journey to become a full fledged librarian. I'd probably find more opportunities in the US, but I still have to take the licensure exam here in the Philippines.

I have enrolled in an intensive review program (kinda like an LSAT prep), which I really need since I have been out of college for five years. Truth be told, I really do not want to let anyone know about it - that's how afraid I am of failure. Then again, I told myself that letting other people know would make me more accountable and make me want to pass that test even more. ;)

Now I need to get my papers in order (probably tougher than the test itself) so that I will be allowed to take the test. Maybe in the next couple of years I can have my own version of the Shop Around The Corner.

3 comments:

  1. Buddha said: There are two mistakes one can make along the road: 1) not going all the way and 2) not starting ---> DO IT NUMI, DO IT!!

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  2. Definitely am starting, I hope I go all the way! ;)

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  3. Yay! Yay! Go go go. Childhood dream natin yan though more of yours I guess. Basta you'll let me do the storytelling sa kids sometimes ha. You know how much I like the attention. Nyok nyok.

    Proud of you te.

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