“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” Nelson Mandela
New career trajectory: teaching high school French/Spanish (which would require me to double major in Modern Languages and Secondary Education). This is a complete 180 from my previous (and seemingly unwavering) desire to stage manage professionally but I have a feeling that this one is going to endure.
I was lucky enough to have several wonderful language teachers in high school who instilled into me a deep and profound love of and appreciation for language. If I can do for just one student what my teachers did for me then I will be satisfied – anything beyond that is a bonus.
To me, language is one of the most beautiful and meaningful parts of the human experience and that we must do everything that we can to preserve and to expand it. The opportunity to make a living sharing my passion sounds almost too good to be true! Of course, one must consider the reality of teaching – it is certainly no piece of cake but I think that the benefits will definitely outweigh the drawbacks.
Perhaps I have finally found my raison d’être.
(Plus, I’m pretty sure that I would be a cool teacher!)