Back To School

Another Big Life Update


So here it is, last I mentioned about my career I had decided to leave work due to the unhappiness and stress the environment was causing me. While I mostly left with little to no plans, there was one thing I kept from the story. During that time I took a long look at how my life was, would be and what I wanted from life. Often while we are in University there is so much confusion and on top of the assignments, coursework, and exams we are also expected to figure out how the rest of our life should look in a four-year span. Well for me, I was good at economics and finance, so it just seemed like a natural fit for my life and what I should do. But often just because we are good at something does not mean it is what we are destined or meant to do.

So during the time I was thinking about leaving work, I omitted to tell you that I had applied to return to school. My decision for that consisted of a few reasons. One, I had only applied and not yet heard back about my acceptance and I was hesitant to share the news that may never even happen. Two, I was not even positive if I would go even if I was accepted. The program I applied to had been on my radar for years (maybe even my entire life), but I had always been back and forth about it, not knowing if it was truly for me.

But here we are now, a few weeks back into school and I can guarantee you that I have not looked back and have loved every minute of it. It is funny how we come to find our purposes in life and once we do we just know in our heart and soul that it is true (not to sound too cheesy). That is the feeling I have been flying high on for the past few weeks now and something I hope continues my entire life as I pursue a passion of mine that has been there most, if not all, of my life.


Now, the real question, what is it that I am back in school for? TEACHING! I thought that this news would be surprising to most, but come to my surprise instead, many in my life were less than shocked at all, seeing it as a natural fit and progression for my life. I have always been an advocate for learning and education and the power it has to transform one’s life for as long as I can remember. As a kid, I took every opportunity to both learn and help those around me learn, and that passion only grew the older I got. I have been a long time believer that everyone has the ability to learn and succeed if only they are given the opportunity. I truly believe that it only takes one individual to make a difference in this world, and I want to find those individuals in order to help them change the rock we live on for the better.

This journey to becoming a teacher is a new one and one that I am sure will be filled with both its ups and downs. I have already reflected many times on my own education: both its flaws and upsides, its successes and failures. However, most importantly at the end of the day, when I look at what it is I am doing and where I am working there is one question that I always want to be able to answer. That question is why and for me right now, teaching offers the answer I always searched for when I considered that question. Teaching helps me help the world and give a voice to those in need, but not only that, it lets me give those the skills to change their lives and better the world. I am so excited for this new path in my life and I can’t wait to take you all along for the ride!


Photos were taken by both Rye and me during a recent trip to the Moraine Lake in Banff. On a very brief sidenote to this post, How is there already snow? Not loving the sudden end of summer, skipping over fall and going straight to winter. Why do I live in Canada again?

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7 thoughts on “Back To School

  1. I think it is amazing you made the decision to leave work because it was unhealthy environment for you and that you took time to think about what you actually want to do – that is not an easy thing to do. I can tell, because I am just in midst of figuring out what I want to do. I hope teaching is rewarding for you and I can’t wait to hear more about it! xx A.

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    1. I hope you are able to find purpose and a sense of what you want to do. If there is anything I have figured out this far in my life it is that we do not always have to have it figured out right away. My best advice that I can give you when you are trying to make a decision is that life is too short to be unhappy and if your work life begins to impact the rest of your life you probably should re-evaluate. We do not always need to love our job, but it also should not impact the rest of our life negatively (mine was for a very long time). There is a difference between givng up and knowing when you have had enough! I wish you all the luck in figuring it all out, but remember you also have a ton of time and can make mistakes, go back on decisions and start over!


  2. My mum is a teacher and she says it’s the most challenging yet rewarding job she’s ever had. It’s such a huge responsibility, I mean you can have a lasting impact on children’s / teen’s lives. It sounds to me like you’re a natural born teacher anyway, if you’ve always felt this need to help others and explain things to them. I wish you the best of luck on this journey!

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