If you couldn't answer with your job, how would you answer the question, 'what do you do'?
However, I also believe this has to do with the fact that I feel this is more of a calling. It is what I was created to do. This makes my job an essential part of who I am.
It is no wonder when I lost my job a few years ago, I was seriously tested. The lack of income was a struggle and hardship. However, my ego and my self-esteem took a major hit as the years came and left leaving me unable to find a teaching job. It was then I was first met with the question of if I'm not teaching, then who am I.
I came to this conclusion, I am still a teacher. Even without a classroom to prepare lessons, students to instruct and papers to grade, I am intrinsically a teacher. It's in my bones.
However, if you strip the teaching away what do I do? It should be no surprise how I answer this question, if you have read this blog much.
I run. I cycle. I practice yoga. I do kettlebells. I am an athlete.
I write. I read. I crochet. I create jewelry. I am an artist.
I love. I laugh. I fight. I cry (rarely). I am a woman.
As always, just gotta keep moving!
What do you do?