It Was Staring At Me In The Face

I always said I wanted to have a job that allowed me to travel and go where I wanted. Now I have access to multiple continents for cheap prices and enough time off to take trips every year to new places. Now I'm not sitting around in the same spot being sedentary for long periods of time. And now I'm always on the move and healthier because of it. I always said I liked school and would go back someday if I had the chance. Now I'm back in a school environment, but on the opposite side of the spectrum. Now I'm learning just as much as I ever have in any previous subject, and my students can learn with me. And now I have very few bills because the school system pays for everything I need to live, including rent. I always said I wanted to do my own work and not perform tasks that another person has given me. Now I have no rules, no regulations, and no overseer, and I can do anything I want to get my points across. Now I have 400 students looking up to me to help them learn the best language in the world. And now I'm not doing anything self-destructive because I can't afford anything less than being in top shape at all times. It took me a while to figure it out, but especially now that I realize I can make good money from it, I've found what I want to do for a long period of time. I was never happy doing other people's work and I doubt I will ever be going back to a job that doesn't allow me direct and absolute freedom. That doesn't necessarily mean I will only be a teacher, but it does mean that what I will be doing will probably be attempting to impact other people in some sort of way as I grow older. I'm having a lot more fun helping others than I was trying to help myself, which I'm not good at. Helping others is naturally allowing me to take care of myself and I don't need to worry about going down any more dark paths that were always a possibility in my life.

One thought on “It Was Staring At Me In The Face

  1. Uncle Chad

    I hear there are a couple of local Napa Valley housing entrepreneurs crying themselves to sleep every night these days.

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