Definitely not. And I'm so very glad.
Before I was a teacher, I would never have predicted how much I didn't know about what it means to be a person. My students have taught me - as much as I let them - about the human experience by honoring me with their curiosity, questions, their thoughts, their own narratives. In the fog of my early 20's, I knew I was becoming a teacher because I was interested in learning. I'm so happy now to know that the learning was as much my own as the students.
Before I became a parent, I would have never predicted how much it would change me as a teacher, and also how little would change.
Before I became an instructional coach, I would have never predicted I would learn so much from my colleagues. I wanted to impact students outside of my own classroom, but instead was taught about what it means to be collaborative. I didn't know how important it is to reflect with other people. To open my own learning to the learning of other professionals.
I haven't taken a path in my career that I could have predicted years, sometimes even months, occasionally days before my place and role changes. But this leaves me even more excited about the places and people I am yet to meet. More inspired to seek out the learning I don't quite see yet from where I stand.