sacrifice...

by the beach - getting away from it all...
Philippines
August 16, 2007 9:08pm CST
i have been teaching in college from 2000 to present.. seems like forever.. at first, i really enjoyed teaching. i loved the people i worked with! yeah, i really do! then, there were so many changes.. suddenly, the most of the people i work with are gone. others went to other departments, while the others, resigned and moved on. and the rest... well, i hope they were not fired. i don't know but when the environment in our office suddenly changed, i don't feel that happy anymore. i mean, i am happy when i am in the class because i am with the people that i truly care for--my students. but i am no longer comfortable in our office. i have been thinking about leaving my work for quite some time now and i have finally made up my mind.. i will be starting a new life after this semester! i am not leaving teaching for good but i will no longer teach full time. i plan to relocate. i have always wanted to leave near the beach and that's what i am going to do. start a new life, take care of my grandmother while she's in the philippines and establish additional businesses. this will mean that i have to leave my parents here in the city, coz my younger sister is still in elementary but it's okay coz we won't really be very far away from each other. this will also mean that i will not be seeing some of my friends for quite some time but again, it's okay coz they could always visit me and we could still party. besides, they would love the idea that they could go to the beach without having to rent an expensive cottage! there are so many things that i have to sacrifice but i believe this is for the best. i don't think that i will ever leave teaching because it's something that i really love. i can always do that in one way or another. the world will never run out of schools right? but i just think it's about time for me to be in a not-so-new but better environment. i think that is how people are... constantly searching for what will make them truly happy.
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10 responses
• Philippines
18 Aug 07
I salute you for your dedication and passion for teaching despite of the difficulties you have. I want you to know that I am happy that there are people like you who love to share her thoughts and knowledge to students. I believe that is not an easy job. Well, about your transfer that will be okay and I think it is better if you live near a beach. I love beaches too. When we are having some beach outing I will really swim for long hours in the sea even if I got sunburns because of that. Good luck with your career and I believe because you have a passion and heart for teaching you will succeed and God will help you in you mission.
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• Philippines
18 Aug 07
i love swimming too! i can do it on hours end. i also do hope that i would make it! thanks!
• United States
17 Aug 07
This sounds awesome. I would do it. Taking care of your grandmother is a great thing to do, and you will still be able to teach, which I can tell you love, somewhere part time. Have a great time. I would love to be able to see the beach every day. Good Luck!
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• Philippines
18 Aug 07
i am so excited! i do hope i would really have a great time there! thanks!
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
17 Aug 07
Maybe we're not looking at it from the same point of view, dolce, but I wouldn't consider a chance to live near the beach a sacrifice. Besides, with all the communication technology now in existence, you're never too far away from friends and family. I wish you luck in your new venture.
• Philippines
18 Aug 07
i value your opinion... thanks!
@nangel78 (1458)
• United States
17 Aug 07
That sounds like a wonderful plan. I hope it all goes well for you. Sometimes we all need to make a change to go in another direction that we have not been happy with. That sounds like what you're doing. Best of luck to you!
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• Philippines
18 Aug 07
yes my friend and i am glad i am taking a new direction!
• China
17 Aug 07
people always say change is a good thing,but what they really say is something you don't want to happen is happened.your situation is not like this,you want to change,so go to search new life,don't waste your time! but i do think teaching is a marvelous job if you love it!
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• Philippines
18 Aug 07
well, i love teaching my friend.. no doubt about that! however, as i have said earlier, i am no longer happy and comfortable with the kind of environment i am in.. thanks for dropping by!
@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
17 Aug 07
Life is far too short to worry over a job your not happy with. Good for you for starting a new life! I think you have planned things out and I think that you are well prepared to make this move. I wish you the best ofluck!
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• Philippines
18 Aug 07
it's not really the job that i am not happy about but it's the environment i am in. i don't have problems with my students, i love them. i just don't feel happy and comfortable when i am around the other teachers and the other policies as well... thank you my friend.
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
17 Aug 07
Though it is some kind of sacrifice, it is some new way of trying a new life. Sometimes we need to have some change in our life and work to keep us with fresh feelings. It is still a good idea for you, dear friend.
• Philippines
18 Aug 07
i think i should have done this long before... hehehe... thanks!
@healwell (1268)
• Ahmedabad, India
17 Aug 07
I think you have right to do what you have thought for yourself, but i will not say it sacrifice! Why? Well what you are going to do is your inner most thing and for that what ever you give up is not a sacrifice but to gain what you wanted! I agree that one has to follow one's own thing/ thought which is really lead the life for happyness and inner peace!
• Philippines
18 Aug 07
i respect your opinion... yes, it's true.. i am doing this for my happiness, self-development and definitely, inner peace... =)
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
17 Aug 07
Hi dolce_vita! Like what your name dolce vita means, you deserve a good life. I admire teachers very much and I am hoping that you will have the kind of life you truly deserve. I think you are right in trying to have some changes in your life as long as you really want and desire it. I guess, this will give you a new leaf and embark on another adventure. Good luck and have a good life!Take care and God bless!
• Philippines
18 Aug 07
change is inevitable and i'm glad that i am really so excited about it. and yes, i can't wait to embark on another adventure! thanks and God Bless you too!
@ranitam22 (1147)
• United States
17 Aug 07
I envy you so much!!!! I feel like just picking up and relocating all the time, but I don't have the means to do so. Do what makes you happy!! things will fall into place, go and relax for a while. I would love to do that.
• Philippines
18 Aug 07
yeah! i think it would really pay off to do something that i love... thanks!