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Eks and Agathe :iconkelticangel:kelticangel 0 0 DD Character: Agathe ni Morgran :iconkelticangel:kelticangel 0 0 Identity :iconkelticangel:kelticangel 0 0 Monochromatic Self Portrait :iconkelticangel:kelticangel 1 0 Froggy :iconkelticangel:kelticangel 1 0 Silver Filigree and Glass lanyard (close up) :iconkelticangel:kelticangel 0 0 Silver Filigree and Glass lanyard :iconkelticangel:kelticangel 0 0 Silver, Amethyst, and Pearl lanyard (close up) :iconkelticangel:kelticangel 1 0 Silver, Amethyst, and Pearl lanyard :iconkelticangel:kelticangel 0 0 Pearl and Crystal necklace set :iconkelticangel:kelticangel 0 0 Green Glass necklace set :iconkelticangel:kelticangel 1 0 Gold, Pearl, and Mother-of-Pearl lanyard :iconkelticangel:kelticangel 0 0 Pelannor Wordle :iconkelticangel:kelticangel 0 0 Tenuous Fortress II :iconkelticangel:kelticangel 0 0 Tenuous Fortress :iconkelticangel:kelticangel 4 3 Hidden Rapids :iconkelticangel:kelticangel 2 3


I'm sitting here, listening to the clock and the hum of my computer, wondering if I'm going to get a phone call today. You see, I'm waiting for an opportunity to interview for a job. And again my mind second-guesses. Am I doing the right thing? You see, I feel as though I've been called to teach. If you don't understand what I mean by "called"... well, it's like being destined. Sort of. Just without that yucky feeling of having no choice. I feel as though I've been given a gift, an ability to teach. I also feel as though I am designed to be a teacher. That's what I was "built for." There's such a feeling of rest and fulfillment to be doing what you were designed to do. 

Which brings me to my problem. 

I have just taken two years off work for health reasons. You see, I struggle with depression, and had developed an anxiety disorder. I wasn't able to teach. I wasn't even able to cook supper. I broke under the weight of my depression, giving up entirely. Admitting I was incapable. It was hard, the hardest thing I've ever done. But once I admitted I couldn't, I started to heal. Now I've been healing for several months, slowly able to take on more work. But I don't think I'm able to, and know I'm not willing to, go back to full time teaching. At least, not yet. A full time classroom teacher always brings their work home. Their stress. Their worry for their students. It all comes home. And it affects their marriages. That is exactly why I'm not willing to do it anymore. So I'm looking for something else. Something education-related, but not classroom teaching. 

Am I doing the right thing?
  • Listening to: the hum of my computer
  • Drinking: Tea. Lots of tea.


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Personal Quote: "...and thus Man seeks the Unknown they long for."


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snakeartworx Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional General Artist

Thank You very much for :+fav: on [link] .
kelticangel Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! I love that book, and that is one of my favourite parts. You've captured it very well. :)
LemmyK00pa Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
rawr rawr
anarchyfever Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
VGAs gotta stick together *Thumbs up*
kelticangel Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
A-men to dat!
JacketRockArt Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Hi Keltic :iconjarryplz:
kelticangel Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hey Assnemesis. :D
seekingtruth Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
*2 years later...*

KELTICANGEL! I haven't been on this site for soooo long, much has changed... and I can see my life's not the only one in a transition. You're married now? A thousand grats, hugs, and kudos to you and your man ^_^

How in the name of heaven are you?
kelticangel Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
I haven't been on for forever either. I'm doing really well. Loving married life, begun my career in teaching (although nothing full time yet) and trying to balance my online with my real life social lives. ^_^

What about you?
(You'll note I haven't actually had a chance to answer you until now - more testimony to my sporatic unsuredness)
jaems-kun Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
Hallo~! Thanks for the watch! ^.^
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