I have been, having started work at the age of 15, a camp counselor, a delicatessen sandwich maker, a diner waitress, a janitor, an actor doing children’s theatre, a house parent in a school for the deaf, a UPS driver, a mathematical quotations clerk for a large insurance company, an insurance clerk in a small insurance company, an elementary school teacher, dairy farmer, a baker/owner of a home bakery, owner of a rototilling business, a substitute teacher, a special needs advocate, an EMT with a non profit ambulance, a telephone receptionist, an Executive with a direct selling company, a newspaper columnist, a freelance writer for a newspaper and magazines, an author of a book on local history, an Executive of a non profit summer camp, and a professional fundraiser.
Even with abundant and unusual skills, work is hard to come by in the United States right now. I decided to look abroad and within 6 days had three offers in China and one in Saudi Arabia. The job I selected asked me to come to their school 14 days after I accepted the position as they are short several teachers.
A lover of adventure, I said, “Why not?”
It seems inevitable that the day I accepted the China position, I got a call from a local private school in New Jersey offering me a position. I’m not one to second guess myself, I believe I made the right choice. Let’s find out, shall we?
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