Scott Dinsmore (2012) discusses how to find the work that you love. I wanted to look at this particular video because I have long discovered that the happiest people are the ones that do what they want and not what they want to. Now you might ask how this relates to education? Well before I became a teacher I was a stock broker at a very prestigious company. But I felt empty at the end of the day, unfortunately I was too scared to leave that job, I mean who leaves a nice salary where everyone respects you and wants to know what you are thinking. It took me three years to quit and drive back across the country to start new! I'm so happy I did and took a chance at working on what I love, which I found was education and teaching.
On the journey here I had many friends who asked me why I was throwing this great career away. How would I support myself in a teacher salary they said? I just told them I wanted to be happy and trying to run up the corporate ladder was no longer a fun goal. Somehow by the luck, destiny or whatever I ended up teaching at a school that was a blended environment and from that moment on I fell in love with the combination of technology and education.
I can not tell you how many times I have stayed up late night with a cup of coffee trying to work on a presentation or a lesson. I don't find this a work of money but a work of love!!!
Now back to Dinsmore, people don't know their limits until they break those limits. I didn't know I could teach until I was on that stage and did it. I can still remember being super scared (wait thats everyday when I start the day) but is not the same scared I felt when I would go to work to a place I didn't want to but a scared of not pushing my limit and the limits of my students.
*surround yourself with people that will push you and make you a better person.
Dinsmore, S. (2012, November 29). How to find and do work you love | Scott Dinsmore | TEDxGoldenGatePark (2D). Retrieved July 28, 2015, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpe-LKn-4gM