How did I get here?
Yeah, yeah I know everyone asks themselves that from time to time, but seriously how did I get here? I was a music major turned karate instructor, turned buyer, then turned into teacher in urban Jacksonville. There was a time in my life I was even thinking I would be a pilot, I even flew solo, and if that didn’t work out maybe I would just be a doctor.
I must be some kind of wanderer, but it took until recently for me to be at peace with that idea. Truthfully I have always been a teacher of some kind. Most of my jobs I have held have included some aspect of teaching, helping others learn how to do the same job or some other aspect of training. Perhaps that is the position I have always wanted, perhaps that is why I have decided in my wanderings to head towards teaching.
Born in Texas, graduated high school in Wisconsin and now a resident of Jacksonville, FL I am now teaching. I am also learning more about myself then I ever knew I could. It was in the preparation for that move, or maybe the move happened because I realized my life had become way to complicated and at the same time boring.
I was making plenty of money, my job was pretty secure, my life was relatively easy. I had some great friends and had finally found security and stability and had even been living in the same home for five years which was a new record. Obviously that was a great time to throw up my hands and say, “Nope, this isn’t the life I want and it isn’t the life that I will live.”
That moment was almost two years ago, and while it took some time to formulate a plan it occurs to me, it might just be time to process all of the changes and decide where to go from here.