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November 23, 2012


I've always been told the same thing - go for education and experience, they can't take that away from you. It probably dates back to the original Diaspora.


I've pretty much lived as Mrs Kaim advised whenever I had the chance, except I skipped the terminal degree. I have tried to educate myself throughout the years outside of the academy, and I have traveled, and traveled, and traveled...the secret to life.

Lovely post, Doc.

I have friends who hate their jobs but are afaird to make a change in this recession. Even though I am, at times, surrounded by nay-sayers, I find myself excited about the world we live in. It seems that people are starting to dream of more. I'm not talking about the more that plagued the 80 s. You know, the philosophy that whoever dies with the most wins. We've gone through the Mcmansion stage, the have-to-have-a-three-hundred-dollar-purse-that-doubles-as-a-backpace phase, and fortunately we have come out on the other side. As I peruse the net, it is refreshing to see that finally we are emerging from materialism and asking the hard question at the end of the day, have I really unlocked the gifts given to me? Have I lived an authentic life? I am a teacher by day, closet writer by night. Even though pay for teachers is ridiculously low, I chose this profession because I love connecting with our future. I love reminding children that they matter, that no matter what their test score is they all have something to contribute to this world. As to the writing, after years of suppressing the dream, I finally published a book. It truly was a labor of love, and is a young adult read meant to explore the power of positive thought. Even though I averaged four hours of sleep a night for the past eighteen months, I'm not drained. In fact, I've never felt more alive. My point is this: whether you are making six figures in a board room or struggling from paycheck to paycheck, if you find the job that utilizes your gifts and feeds your spirit, you'll truly never work again.

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