to teach now/notNovember 29, 2006
In the last several days, I’ve had conversations with people about my life dreaming. About what I want to do with my life. Because of these conversations, I’ve decided I still don’t know, and I’m pretty sure I’m not doing what I want, but what someone else wants. I wish I could meet this person so I could hit them. It’s probably some deeper version of myself that I don’t let surface, or something.
Basically, I’m just not sure I want a career. Twenty years seems like a really long time. It’s about double my current life span, and that boggles me. I don’t want to dive into some super-adult, all-consuming career/lifestyle that I don’t even love all that much. I still want to teach, I just don’t know if this is what I want it to be. I think I’d rather teach at a university, but that’s very long term.
So I’ve been looking at these programs where you travel to a foreign country to teach English to the natives. These programs are expense. $5,000 for a year in Hong Kong, which you do get some back, but that’s a lot of money I don’t have right now, added to my current debt. Sheesh.
But I’m seriously thinking about it. What if I could do it? What if I could get that money together, could I do this? I really hope so, because I want to do something different than I’ve ever done, and something that will really give me something to learn from, not that I don’t have plenty here, its just…meh.
So, if anyone has any tips about how to handle the future or where to look for the motivation to enjoy the impending career, please share. I’m all ears.