Where I am right now and how I got here just feels right. It’s a feeling that I am in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing. It’s hard to explain. And it would take pages and pages to explain exactly how I got here. It’s a long story that I don’t want to tell. I’d rather tell my fictional stories than my autobiography, so I’m not going to tell it. Sorry.
I know that a vast majority of writers need to hold down a day job to survive. I have a day job but it is a career in which I feel at home in. I think I was meant to be a teacher. It feels comfortable and natural. There is never a day that I go into work and just dread it. That is not to say that there are days that I would rather stay home. It’s just that when I get there and get into the zone, I forget about any troubles I have outside of the classroom. I become a teacher like an actor takes on the role they play. The role overcomes me and fills me with energy. I am able to get through even the toughest day in the cocoon of my classroom. I know this may sound strange. I don’t know how else to explain it, other than my work energizes me. Most of the time, it doesn’t even feel like work.
And sometimes, when I get home from a long day at school, and yes they are long days, I fall onto the couch exhausted. Task done, energy depleted. It may take me some time to recharge before I want to move again. Teaching can really tire you out. Some nights I take just to recharge. Some nights, the energy of the day stays with me and I write, write, write, or clean, or do housework. You know how it is.
My day job doesn’t feel like a day job. My writing career may never take off but I enjoy doing both and will continue to do so no matter what. I should stop writing this and go back to writing my novel. I am half way through Chapter 2 now. I will update you about it soon. Keep reading and I’ll keep writing! Thanks.